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McKalip: IPEF agriculture chapter ‘really close’

September 15, 2023 at 1:53 PM
Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity negotiators are “really close” to finalizing the agreement’s agriculture chapter, a “key part” of the trade pillar, Chief Agricultural Negotiator Doug McKalip said this week. During a Sept. 14 discussion at the International Fresh Produce Association’s Washington Conference , McKalip, a deputy U.S. Trade Representative, said “Our team is in Thailand right now – and there have been five rounds of negotiation. They were able to get an agriculture chapter that is really close.” “We're...

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