AEM Urges Swift Confirmation of Tai as U.S. Trade Representative
Washington, D.C. — Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) president Dennis Slater sent a letter to U.S. Senate Committee on Finance Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) supporting the confirmation of Katherine Tai to serve as U.S. Trade Representative:
“With 30 percent of the equipment our industry produces in the United States designated for export, the continued success of our industry is reliant on trade policy that allows our members to thrive domestically and compete globally,” the letter reads. “Katherine Tai understands these needs and AEM enthusiastically endorses her nomination for U.S. Trade Representative. Ms. Tai has built a reputation as a tough and effective negotiator with a proven track record of advancing U.S. trade interests and countering unfair trade practices. Notably, she played an integral role in Congressional consideration of USMCA which was a key priority for AEM. Ms. Tai’s previous experience with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and on Capitol Hill make her an ideal choice to serve as our nation’s next U.S. Trade Representative.”
Read the letter here.
Equipment manufacturers support one in eight manufacturing jobs in America, and the 2.8 million men and women of our industry make the equipment that build, power, and feed the world and positively impact the lives of every American every day. To learn more about the economic contribution of U.S. equipment manufacturers, visit www.aem.org/impact.
AEM is the North American-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers, with more than 1,000 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. The equipment manufacturing industry supports 2.8 million jobs in the U.S. Equipment manufacturers also contribute $288 billion a year to the U.S. economy.