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Leaked IPEF ministerial statement shows only broad trade commitments

July 18, 2022 at 12:03 PM
A draft joint statement on the trade pillar of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework leaked in advance of a ministerial next week outlines broad areas of focus on labor, the environment, the digital economy and agriculture, but does not outline specific commitments. The draft , marked “confidential,” was published on Sunday by bilaterals.org , a website that bills itself as a “collaborative clearinghouse” for information on trade and investment agreements -- one with a track record of posting leaked negotiating texts...


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