Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Participation in the OECD Ministerial Meeting

October 06, 2021

PARIS – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai chaired the trade session on “Making Trade Work for All” at the 60th Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM). The MCM’s theme was “Shared Values: Building a Green and Inclusive Future”. The session concluded her participation at the OECD.

Ambassador Tai and her counterparts shared their best practices on linking trade and labor commitments in free trade agreements to promote internationally recognized labor standards.  They also shared their experience with leveraging trade and investment policies to incentivize Responsible Business Conduct and address labor risks in global supply chains.  They also discussed challenges posed to the international trading system by non-market economies.

Ambassador Tai concluded by emphasizing her interest in reengaging with trading partners and multilateral institutions to promote democracy, labor rights, and economic security.