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IPEF members eye incentive-based, self-enforcing commitments

September 13, 2022 at 12:33 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Members of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity agree on a need to pursue binding commitments, ministers told Inside U.S. Trade last week, but those commitments likely will differ from those in other trade arrangements as countries consider self-enforcing and incentive-based rules. Philippine Trade and Industry Vice Minister Ceferino Rodolfo is one of the proponents of an incentive-based approach rather than the punitive system enshrined in traditional trade agreements. Rodolfo told Inside U.S. Trade that...

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