Meet Alexis Taylor, the USDA’s Under Secretary of trade

USDA Under Secretary of Trade Alexis Taylor, an Iowa native, says diversifying markets and re-establishing a good trade relationship with China will be a priority.

“Last year, they were our largest export market with more than $36 billion for the food and agricultural products being exported there.”

Taylor says her approach to trade is developing policy that provides a balance of new, diverse markets with good enforcement mechanisms. She says it’s important to re-build trade trust following tariff challenges.

“How do we re-build the trust around the benefits to trade when some of those benefits haven’t been equally felt?”

To advance trade issue, Taylor says she’s working closely with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s Chief Ag Negotiator Doug McKalip.

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