Implementing the new free trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico, known in Mexico as T-MEC, will be a “priority” for future US trade representative, Catherine Tay, who wants to rebuild “alliances and international cooperation.”
Tai, who was born in 1974 and graduated from Yale and Harvard Universities, will appear before the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday to confirm his appointment as the new ambassador for US trade policy.
He will succeed Robert Lighthizer in this highly influential position.
According to his speech released on Wednesday, he will tell the Senate on Thursday, “It will be my priority to implement and enforce renewed conditions for our trade relations with Canada and Mexico.”
Tai played a key role in developing the new Mexico, US and Canada trade agreement (T-MEC), which was negotiated by the Donald Trump administration.
Then he advised the Republican government on aspects related to the labor law.
This treaty, she said, is an “important stage in reforming” her country’s trade strategy.
“We must continue to pursue ambitious trade policies to win strong bipartisan support (Democrats and Republicans,” he adds in his speech.
Following Biden’s will, Tai affirms that he will strive to rebuild alliances and cooperation, and to engage with international institutions “to secure the necessary reforms that allow the world to unite and face common threats such as climate change, epidemic, and recession. The global economy.”
“This leadership duty extends, of course, to overcoming the challenges posed by China,” he says in his speech.
However, Tai knows that the task will be difficult, because the Asian country is simultaneously “a competitor, a trading partner and an important player” and Washington will also need to face some global challenges. ”
Of Chinese descent, Tai, an Asian nation expert and trade attorney, is one of the few Biden nominated figures with a wide range of support.
Therefore, confirmation of their appointment should be merely a formality.