Readout of Ambassador Tai’s Virtual Meeting with the Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy

October 19, 2021

WASHINGTON – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today co-hosted the first meeting of the Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy (LAC) with Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh. During the meeting, Ambassador Tai discussed the Biden-Harris Administration’s worker-centered trade policy and detailed several actions USTR has taken in recent months that reinforce this agenda. 

In addition to robust discussions on topics including digital trade and implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the group also discussed how China’s non-market policies undermine American workers and domestic sectors. Ambassador Tai reiterated her commitment to re-aligning the U.S.-China bilateral trade relationship in a way that strengthens the American middle class and allows our workers and businesses to compete fairly. 

Ambassador Tai and Secretary Walsh pledged to continue working with the LAC to ensure that the perspectives of workers would continue to be a cornerstone of the Biden-Harris Administration’s agenda.

More information on the LAC can be found here. Ambassador Tai has previously met with several USTR advisory committees, including the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy Negotiations, the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee, the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee, the Industry Trade Advisory Committees, the Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee, the Trade Advisory Committee on Africa, and the Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee.