BRUSSELS – Today U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai met with members of the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee (INTA). As the lead committee for trade matters, INTA plays a key role in the formulation of EU trade policy. The session was chaired by European Parliament Member and INTA Chair Bernd Lange.
During the meeting, Ambassador Tai highlighted the importance of a strong transatlantic trade relationship, and highlighted how transatlantic cooperation could help promote a worker-centered trade policy and cooperate to face global challenges. She welcomed today’s breakthrough in the Boeing-Airbus trade disputes, which have lasted more than 16 years. The framework represents a model that the United States and the EU can build on to address common challenges, and a concrete demonstration that we are strongest when we work with our friends and allies.
Ambassador Tai also discussed the need to strengthen labor standards, the recently announced U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC), and the need to engage productively with the EU to make progress on WTO reform, combatting climate change, and other shared priorities.