Today, Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Vice President of International Trade Hun Quach, issued the following statement regarding Robert Lighthizer’s appointment as U.S. Trade Representative:
“We commend Robert Lighthizer on his appointment to U.S. trade representative. RILA has long-championed retail's critical role in international trade which creates millions of American jobs throughout the global value chain. We welcome the opportunity to work with USTR on sound trade policies that promote open, global markets that give consumers access to the goods and services they want and need.”
RILA is the trade association of the world’s largest and most innovative retail companies. RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers domestically and abroad.