Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s meeting with North Carolina Asian American Leaders

September 23, 2021

CHARLOTTE – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today met with a group of Asian American leaders during her trip to North Carolina. Ambassador Tai detailed USTR’s efforts to develop inclusive trade policy that brings shared prosperity and economic growth to all communities. She highlighted the Biden-Harris Administration’s focus on making historic infrastructure investments to grow the economy, boost American competitiveness, and support American innovation. She also expressed her belief that trade should benefit small- and medium-sized businesses, particularly women- and minority-owned businesses.
Ambassador Tai then discussed the Administration’s efforts to work with local leaders and elected officials across the country to address the rise in discrimination and attacks on the AAPI community. Ambassador Tai pledged to work with the group to confront these challenges and identify concrete solutions to eliminate racism and bigotry.