Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Virtual Meeting with Nigeria Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Adeniyi Adebayo

October 28, 2021

WASHINGTON – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today met virtually with Nigeria’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Adeniyi Adebayo.

Ambassador Tai outlined her vision for a worker-centric and inclusive trade policy agenda to increase worker’s economic security in both countries and emphasized the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to deepening the U.S. trade relationship with Africa. 

They also discussed how the Biden-Harris Administration can keep supporting the ongoing negotiations and implementations of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).

Ambassador Tai and Minister Adebayo agreed to stay in open communication in the weeks to come as they discuss a possible Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) consultation.