WASHINGTON – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today met virtually with France’s Minister of Economy, Finance and Recovery Bruno Le Maire. Ambassador Tai began by noting that the United States is looking forward to welcoming President Emmanuel Macron to Washington, D.C. for the first State Visit of the Biden-Harris Administration on Thursday, December 1. Ambassador Tai emphasized the importance and strength of U.S.-French cooperation on a range of important trade-related issues.
Ambassador Tai and Minister Le Maire discussed France’s concerns over certain provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act. Ambassador Tai and Minister Le Maire agreed that the U.S. and European Union should work together to deepen the bilateral understanding of the legislation, which makes historic investments in green technology and clean energy in order to fight the climate crisis.
Ambassador Tai and Minister Le Maire will continue their conversation when they meet in Washington, D.C. later this week.