Biden’s trade pick vows to work more closely with allies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s pick to be the top U.S. trade envoy promised to work with America’s allies to combat China’s aggressive trade policies, indicating a break from the Trump administration’s go-it-alone approach. In a Senate confirmation hearing hearing Thursday, Katherine Tai, Biden’s choice for U.S. trade representative, promised to “prioritize rebuilding our international alliances and partnerships, and re-engaging with international institutions.″ Tai dodged questions on two politically sensitive questions — whether the Biden administration would drop President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported steel and aluminum and whether it would revive an Asia-Pacific trade deal negotiated under President Barack Obama and jettisoned by Trump.