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IPEF critics blast ‘secrecy,’ question benefits for developing countries

September 18, 2023 at 2:18 PM
Editor's note: This story was updated after initial publication to include a statement from the Commerce Department. The secrecy surrounding the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity negotiations limits the ability of affected communities to understand what proposed provisions would do – but the information available suggests the deal will benefit the U.S. and developed countries as opposed to the developing participants, analysts said last week at the World Trade Organization’s Public Forum. The U.S.-led economic initiative has been no...


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