Readout of Ambassador Tai’s Meeting with German Federal Minister for Economics and Energy Peter Altmaier on the Margins of the G7 Trade Ministerial

October 22, 2021

LONDON – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today met with Peter Altmaier, the German Federal Minister for Economics and Energy, on the margins of the G7 Trade Ministerial.  Ambassador Tai and Minister Altmaier reviewed U.S.-EU progress on a number of shared global challenges, including the impact of China’s non-market practices that result in excess capacity in steel and aluminum.  

Ambassador Tai emphasized the need for continued and enhanced collaboration with Germany and the EU.  Ambassador Tai and Minister Altmaier also discussed future areas of collaboration under the U.S. - EU Trade and Technology Council, global trade challenges, and Germany’s upcoming presidency of the G7.