The Renewable Fuels Association congratulated Katherine Tai on her confirmation today as U.S. Trade Representative. The following is a statement from RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper.
“We congratulate Ambassador Tai on her bipartisan confirmation to become our nation’s top trade negotiator and look forward to working with her to pursue new trade opportunities for our industry and address existing trade challenges. Ambassador Tai is an extremely knowledgeable and skilled trade negotiator, having long served as trade counsel for the House Ways and Means Committee and having been instrumental in numerous key negotiations and trade agreements over the years. In a time of extreme partisanship, the fact that her confirmation was unanimous is a testament to her abilities and the confidence that she has earned from members on both sides of the aisle. We are eager to collaborate with Ambassador Tai to help the U.S. reestablish strong trade relationships and reengage with a number of top and emerging markets important for the U.S. ethanol industry.”