GENEVA – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today met with United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Trade Anne-Marie Trevelyan on the margins of World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 12th Ministerial Conference. Ambassador Tai and Secretary of State Trevelyan discussed a range of issues under consideration and the importance of reaching meaningful outcomes.
Ambassador Tai and Secretary of State Trevelyan also discussed the Northern Ireland Protocol, which the United States has welcomed as a way to manage the practical challenges of preserving distinct EU and UK markets while preventing the return of customs infrastructure on the land border. Ambassador Tai underscored the importance of the UK and the EU continuing good faith negotiations to find practical solutions to its implementation. She reiterated strong U.S. support for preserving the political and economic gains of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement.