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ACC Statement on Nomination of Katherine Tai to Serve As United States Trade Representative

Andrew Fasoli

WASHINGTON (December 10, 2020) – American Chemistry Council (ACC) President and CEO, Chris Jahn, issued the following statement in response to the nomination of Katherine Tai to serve as United States Trade Representative (USTR):

“ACC and its members welcome the nomination of Katherine Tai to serve as the next United States Trade Representative. Ms. Tai will bring a wealth of experience and technical knowledge to USTR and will play a pivotal role in fulfilling President-elect Biden’s promise to invest in American businesses and manufacturing to help rebuild our economy.

“As one of our nation’s largest exporting industries, the U.S. chemical sector depends on robust trade in raw materials, inputs, and finished products to help fuel manufacturing growth here at home. The current costly tariff policy continues to cut into our industry’s competitive advantage. We look forward to working with Ms. Tai, once confirmed, to reduce trading costs, enhance manufacturing competitiveness, and establish a more a predictable trading environment for the United States and our closest trading partners.”

American Chemistry Council

The American Chemistry Council’s mission is to advocate for the people, policy, and products of chemistry that make the United States the global leader in innovation and manufacturing. To achieve this, we: Champion science-based policy solutions across all levels of government; Drive continuous performance improvement to protect employees and communities through Responsible Care®; Foster the development of sustainability practices throughout ACC member companies; and Communicate authentically with communities about challenges and solutions for a safer, healthier and more sustainable way of life. Our vision is a world made better by chemistry, where people live happier, healthier, and more prosperous lives, safely and sustainably—for generations to come.

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