Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai's Meeting with Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno Hirokazu

November 17, 2021

TOKYO – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Deputy United States Trade Representative Sarah Bianchi today met with Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno Hirokazu to discuss President Biden’s vision for developing a new Economic Framework in the Indo-Pacific region and the importance of close cooperation with Japan on economic and trade issues.

They also discussed the Biden-Harris Administration’s worker-centered trade policy and Prime Minister Kishida Fumio’s New Capitalism agenda. Finally, Ambassador Tai expressed her strong hope for a quick and positive resolution to the current beef safeguard consultations between the United States and Japan.