Readout of Ambassador Tai's Meeting with the Business Council for International Understanding

September 09, 2021

WASHINGTON – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today joined a virtual meeting with the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) to discuss the Biden-Harris Administration’s trade agenda and hear the Board’s perspectives about current trade opportunities and challenges. Ambassador Tai began the conversation by outlining how her approach to crafting trade policy through an inclusive process will advance the needs of business, workers and traditionally underserved communities.

The Ambassador emphasized that receiving input from diverse perspectives and increasing cooperation between the government and the private sector will lead to more durable trade policy that helps businesses compete fairly abroad and identify new market opportunities. She also highlighted the agreements with the European Union and the United Kingdom to address the Boeing-Airbus dispute, the important of implementing and enforcing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, and identifying new opportunities through our Trade and Investment Framework Agreements (TIFAs). 

Lastly, Ambassador Tai discussed her early engagement with USTR’s Advisory Committees, which provide an important platform for open dialogue with the private sector about the administration’s agenda and expressed her desire to maintain an open line of communication with the BCIU.