Katherine Tai confirmed as US trade rep in 98-0 Senate vote

Katherine Tai confirmed as US trade rep in 98-0 Senate vote

The Edge Markets - World·2021-03-18 15:05

(March 18): Katherine Tai easily won Senate confirmation as U.S. Trade Representative, putting the former congressional staffer at the center of thorny decisions on enforcement and tariffs that President Joe Biden inherited from Donald Trump.

The Senate approved Tai, the first woman of color to serve in the job, in a 98-0 vote on Wednesday. She joins a team expected to build support with allies to confront China on issues from persecution of its Uighur minority in the western region of Xinjiang to trade practices that violate international commitments.

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