Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with French Ambassador to the United States Philippe Étienne

October 01, 2021

WASHINGTON – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Deputy United States Trade Representative Jayme White today met with French Ambassador to the United States Philippe Étienne.  

Ambassador Tai started by thanking France for its support of the Trade and Technology Council (TTC), which held its inaugural ministerial meeting this week in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ambassador Tai provided an overview of the ministerial meeting and the next steps, and highlighted the importance of a strengthened U.S.-France partnership based on trust to advance both work under the TTC as well as other issues of mutual interest.

Ambassador Tai also noted that she was looking forward to meeting with French Minister of Economy, Finance, and Recovery Bruno Le Maire next week in Paris for an in-depth discussion of U.S.-French cooperation on trade-related issues.