LONDON – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today met with France Minister-Delegate for Foreign Trade Franck Riester on the margins of the G7.
Ambassador Tai began by stressing the United States’ commitment to strengthening the bilateral relationship with France. Ambassador Tai and Minister-Delegate Riester then discussed the need for World Trade Organization (WTO) reform, including the dispute settlement system, and reaching meaningful outcomes at the upcoming WTO Ministerial Conference (MC12). They also discussed the importance of addressing the Covid-related health crisis. Finally, they discussed mitigating the adverse impacts of excess global capacity in steel and aluminum.
They agreed to stay in regular communication in the weeks to come.