Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai Meeting with European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis

September 28, 2021

WASHINGTON – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today met with European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis.

Ambassador Tai thanked Executive Vice President Dombrovskis for helping to build an important bilateral partnership and working constructively to strengthen the transatlantic trade and economic relationship. Ambassador Tai expressed her optimism that the United States and European Union would continue to fortify this relationship during the inaugural Trade and Technology Council meetings tomorrow in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Ambassador Tai and Executive Vice President Dombrovskis discussed a wide range of bilateral and multilateral issues, including WTO reform and the upcoming MC12 agenda, as well as the challenges posed by non-market countries and economies, including China, that undermine American and European workers and businesses. 

Ambassador Tai also pledged to continue working with the European Union to ensure that the global pandemic recovery is conducted in an inclusive and equitable way that brings along all communities and workers on both sides of the Atlantic.