WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI’s President and CEO Jason Oxman issued the following statement on the confirmation of Katherine Tai as the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR):
“Enabling a 21st century economy is critical to U.S. economic competitiveness, job creation, and innovation. We congratulate Katherine Tai on her confirmation as the U.S. Trade Representative and are excited to work with her to advance an open, rules-based, and inclusive trade agenda that empowers workers in the U.S., promotes a sustainable planet, and counters growing protectionist trends that U.S. exporters face around the world.”
In January, ITI issued a comprehensive, pro-innovation policy agenda the Biden-Harris Administration and U.S. Congress can adopt to help the country compete globally, including outlining several recommendations on digital trade. ITI also joined a coalition of tech industry and business associations in sending recommendations to the administration that prioritize strategic international engagement and open, rules-based digital trade as a means of promoting U.S. economic leadership and innovation.