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Katherine Tai

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Katherine Tai
19th United States Trade Representative
Assumed office
March 18, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byRobert Lighthizer
Personal details
Born (1974-03-18) March 18, 1974 (age 50)
Connecticut, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationYale University (BA)
Harvard University (JD)
Chinese name

Katherine Chi Tai (born March 18, 1974)[1] is an American lawyer and politician. She is the 19th and current United States Trade Representative since March 18, 2021. Tai is a member of the Democratic Party.

She was the chief trade counsel for the United States House Committee on Ways and Means.

In December 2020, Tai was nominated by then President-elect Joe Biden to serve as United States Trade Representative.[2] She was confirmed by the United States Senate with a 98-0 vote on March 17, 2021.

References[change | change source]

  1. Garver, Rob (January 29, 2021). "Biden's Trade Representative Expected to Be Assertive with China". VOA. Retrieved February 9, 2021.
  2. Franck, Thomas (2020-12-10). "Biden picks longtime China critic Katherine Tai as top U.S. trade official". CNBC. Archived from the original on December 13, 2020. Retrieved 2020-12-11.