AFT Statement on Nomination of Katherine Tai To Serve as United States Trade Representative

WASHINGTON, D.C., (December 10, 2020) — Today, Americans for Free Trade spokesperson Jonathan Gold released the following statement on the nomination of Katherine Tai to serve as United States Trade Representative (USTR). 

“President-elect Biden campaigned on the promise of investing in American businesses and manufacturing to help rebuild our country, and the new United States Trade Representative (USTR) will play a critical role in achieving those goals. After suffering for years due to a costly trade war created by President Trump, the tens of millions American businesses and workers whose jobs are directly supported by trade are depending on the USTR to take aggressive steps to end the trade war and tariffs.  As someone who has worked closely on these issues for years both in the Office of the USTR and in Congress, Ms. Tai is undoubtedly aware of the devastating impact that tariffs have had on American businesses and workers. Americans for Free Trade looks forward to working with Ms. Tai, once confirmed, to help rebuild our economy by lifting the tariffs and putting in place trade policies that provide immediate relief to Americans.”