WASHINGTON – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today met virtually with United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Trade Anne-Marie Trevelyan. Ambassador Tai began the conversation by congratulating Secretary of State Trevelyan on her recent appointment and emphasized her commitment to deepening bilateral trade and investment ties between the United States and the United Kingdom.
Ambassador Tai highlighted her efforts to develop a worker-centered trade policy. She discussed USTR’s ongoing review of the U.S. – U.K. free trade agreement negotiations to evaluate how a potential agreement could support the Biden-Harris Administration’s broader Build Back Better agenda. Ambassador Tai also discussed President Biden’s strong support for preserving the Good Friday Agreement that has brought peace to Northern Ireland and the importance of finding a durable solution to implementing the Irish Protocol.
Ambassador Tai and Secretary of State Trevelyan discussed the upcoming G7 trade ministerial, U.S.-UK bilateral trade issues, and agreed to continue the productive conversations between the two countries to address the shared challenges posed by the market distorting practices of China and other non-market economies. They agreed to maintain robust and sustained dialogue on these and other issues in the days ahead.