SMA Congratulates Katherine Tai on USTR Confirmation

March 18 – Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) president, Philip K. Bell issued the following statement congratulating Katherine Tai on yesterday’s Senate confirmation to serve as the United States Trade Representative (USTR):

“The SMA congratulates Katherine Tai on her bi-partisan, 98-0, Senate confirmation as USTR. Tai keenly understands the issues and challenges domestic steelmakers face, including those caused by subsidies, global excess steel capacity, and unfair trade practices. Her expertise, experience and commitment to strong trade law enforcement and leadership implementing trade agreements will support American workers and companies. SMA looks forward to working with USTR Katherine Tai.”