Statement from Ambassador Katherine Tai Commemorating Independence Day

July 04, 2021

WASHINGTON – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today released the following statement to commemorate Independence Day:

“In the 245-year history of our country, we have faced many challenges and hardships. But each time, no matter how daunting the obstacle, we have come together as Americans. In the last year, I have been inspired by the resolve and perseverance of the American people to tackle this pandemic. Because of their determination and sacrifices over the last sixteen months, this Fourth of July will be much closer to normal.

“Today we celebrate our shared love of country. But we also know there is still work to do to fulfill the Declaration of Independence’s vision of a more equal and just society. USTR will do its part by developing a worker-centered trade policy that delivers equitable growth and shared prosperity to every community in our country.”