U.S. trade chief: Biden will build on Trump-era tariffs to confront China

Tai’s office later announced that she will deliver a speech Monday on the administration’s approach to trade with China at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.

Her office has been conducting a “top-to-bottom” review of U.S. trade policy toward China since her confirmation in March. She said during the interview that the review would be completed “very soon” but would not specify when.

The administration has spent its first eight months rallying key trading partners — including the European Union, Australia and Japan — to join together to confront Beijing’s economic behavior.

Tai was here in Pittsburgh this week seeking to unite with EU officials on tackling pressing trade and technology issues, including market-distorting behaviors that the U.S. has long accused Beijing of perpetuating, such as forced technology transfer and industrial subsidies.

Though the U.S.-EU joint statement after the summit never…

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