ICYMI: U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai Delivers Remarks on Her Actions to Increase China Tariffs

May 14, 2024

WASHINGTON – Earlier today, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai joined White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre for the White House press briefing to deliver remarks and answer questions about how the Biden-Harris Administration is defending American workers and businesses from the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) unfair trade practices.

“The President’s action today is a part of his vision to rebuild our supply chains and our ability to make things in America, lower costs, outcompete the PRC, and encourage the elimination of practices that undercut American workers and businesses,” said Ambassador Tai. “We are doing that by investing in manufacturing and clean energy here at home and raising tariffs to protect these investments.”

Ambassador Tai’s full remarks and the White House press briefing transcript can be found here.

Her remarks follow the release of a USTR Report to the President based on a statutory review of the PRC’s forced technology transfer and other intellectual property-related practices, which were the subject of the 2018 investigation under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974.