Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai's Virtual Meeting With the Trade Advisory Committee on Africa

September 01, 2021

WASHINGTON – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai met on Tuesday, August 31st virtually with the Trade Advisory Committee on Africa (TACA). During the meeting, Ambassador Tai underscored USTR’s commitment to building a strong trade and economic partnership with the African continent. Ambassador Tai shared her principles for worker-centered, inclusive trade and discussed the United States’ effort to deliver millions of vaccine doses to members of the African Union that will help the continent defeat the pandemic. The discussion also touched upon U.S. trade tools, the key role of the African Diaspora, and increasing engagement with micro-, small, and medium-sized (MSME) businesses. Finally, she pledged to continue working with the committee to develop policies that will further strengthen U.S.-African economic relations and deliver sustainable, broad-based economic growth.

More information on TACA can be found here. Ambassador Tai has previously met several USTR advisory committees, including the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee, the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee, and the Industry Trade Advisory Committees.