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IPEF members finalizing parts of trade pillar; some digital pieces on hold

October 6, 2023 at 12:17 PM
Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity negotiators are finalizing aspects of the trade pillar they hope to announce in November, when the U.S. will host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders’ summit, but a significant digital agreement is not expected to be finished in time because talks on thorny issues have been paused, according to sources. U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai hosted a virtual IPEF trade ministerial on Wednesday ahead of the next IPEF negotiating round, set for Oct. 15-24 in Kuala...

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