Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with Australia’s Minister for Trade and Tourism Don Farrell

October 28, 2023

OSAKA – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today met with Australia’s Minister for Trade and Tourism, Don Farrell, ahead of G7 Trade Ministers’ Meeting.

Ambassador Tai shared her impressions of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s Official Visit to the United States. She noted that this visit was an opportunity to highlight the close cooperation between President Biden and Prime Minister Albanese and the strength of the U.S.-Australian bilateral relationship.

Ambassador Tai and Minister Farrell also discussed updates on the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, including the most recent negotiating round in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Ambassador Tai underscored the importance of maintaining momentum on the Trade Pillar to deliver meaningful outcomes and deliverables in the coming weeks.

Finally, Ambassador Tai and Minister Farrell discussed the World Trade Organization and the United States and Australia’s shared commitment to the multilateral trading system.