Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai's Meeting with WTO Director General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

October 13, 2022

WASHINGTON – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today met with World Trade Organization (WTO) Director General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.  Ambassador Tai and Director General Okonjo-Iweala reflected on the successful 12th ministerial conference in June, which saw the WTO reach consensus on a range of critical issues, including electronic commerce, harmful fisheries subsidies and the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ambassador Tai and Director General Okonjo-Iweala discussed the importance the next phase of the fisheries subsidies negotiations, to reach agreement on comprehensive disciplines.  Ambassador Tai noted the importance of the long-standing moratorium on cross border duties on e-commerce.  Ambassador Tai also expressed her commitment to promote institutional reforms that will strengthen the organization’s ability to deliver for American workers amidst significant global challenges.