Following President-elect Joe Biden’s announcement today nominating Katherine Tai as the United States Trade Representative, Aluminum Association president & CEO Tom Dobbins released the following statement:
“The U.S. aluminum industry warmly congratulates Katherine Tai on her nomination to serve as United States Trade Representative. Katherine has demonstrated experience finding solutions to fit the needs of a variety of stakeholders, and in striking the right balance between enforcing trade rules and creating market opportunity. Notably, she will bring to this new role her experience in confronting China’s unfair trade practices. Manufacturers across the U.S. aluminum industry value chain have already worked with Katherine and her team as a lead trade staffer on the House Ways & Means Committee. We appreciate the care she has taken to understand both the challenges facing domestic aluminum producers but also the opportunities for growth. We look forward to working with Katherine to defend the ability of the domestic aluminum industry to compete on a fair and level playing field.”
About The Aluminum Association
The Aluminum Association represents aluminum production and jobs in the United States, ranging from primary production to value added products to recycling, as well as suppliers to the industry. The association is the industry’s leading voice, representing companies that make 70 percent of the aluminum and aluminum products shipped in North America. The association develops global standards, business intelligence, sustainability research and industry expertise for member companies, policymakers and the general public. The aluminum industry helps manufacturers produce sustainable and innovative products, including more fuel-efficient vehicles, recyclable packaging, greener buildings and modern electronics. In the U.S., the aluminum industry supports $172 billion in economic activity and nearly 660,000 jobs. For more information visit https://www.aluminum.org, on Twitter @AluminumNews or at Facebook.com/AluminumAssociation.