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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 (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the multibillion-dollar business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products, technologies and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health, safety and security performance through Responsible Care®; common sense advocacy addressing major public policy issues; and health and environmental research and product testing. ACC members and chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development, and are advancing products, processes and technologies to address climate change, enhance air and water quality, and progress toward a more sustainable, circular economy.

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