OSAKA – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today met with France’s Minister for Foreign Trade, Olivier Becht, ahead of the G7 Trade Ministers’ Meeting.
Ambassador Tai and Minister Becht discussed their priorities for the 13th World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference.
Ambassador Tai provided an update on the Biden-Harris Administration’s negotiations with the European Union on the global arrangement on sustainable steel and aluminum. She noted the importance of both sides continuing to work together in a productive manner over the next several months. She reiterated the United States’ commitment to remain at the negotiating table in order to reach a meaningful outcome.
Ambassador Tai also provided an update on the U.S.-EU critical minerals agreement negotiations and reiterated the Biden-Harris Administration’s focus on reaching high-standard provisions.
Ambassador Tai and Minister Becht agreed to remain in touch in the coming weeks on these important topics.