US Senate confirms Tai as top trade negotiator

Washington (AFP) – The US Senate on Wednesday confirmed Katherine Tai as President Joe Biden’s top trade enforcer and negotiator. The vote was unanimous: 98-0. A rare moment of unity in polarized Washington politics. Tai, a trade lawyer who served as an advisor to lawmakers for years, will take over as US Trade Representative where she pledged to work to repair trade relations with American allies which frayed under the “America First” hardline policies of former president Donald Trump. But in her confirmation hearings she also defended the use of tariffs as a valid negotiating tool and vowed …

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