USTR says Tai, Germany’s Altmaier discuss aircraft dispute, excess metals capacity

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Finance Committee conducts hearing on nomination of Katherine Tai to be U.S. Trade Representative.
FILE PHOTO: Katherine C. Tai addresses the Senate Finance committee hearings to examine her nomination to be United States Trade Representative, with the rank of ambassador, in Washington, DC February 25, 2021. Bill O'Leary/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

March 24, 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Wednesday discussed with German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier the two countries’ “strong interest” in resolving a long-running U.S.-European Union aircraft subsidy dispute and addressing global excess steel and aluminum capacity, USTR said.

“Ambassador Tai and Minister Altmaier discussed the importance of the trade and investment relationship between the two countries,” USTR said in a statement. “They committed to strengthening U.S.-German cooperation on shared objectives related to unfair trading practices of large non-market economies.”

(Reporting by David Lawder; Editing by Chris Reese)