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Tai: IPEF early harvest talk is ‘premature’

September 19, 2022 at 12:00 PM
The U.S. is fully focused on all of the components of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity’s trade pillar, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said on Sunday, calling talk of a potential early harvest “premature.” The U.S. and 13 other countries formally launched the IPEF negotiations during a ministerial in Los Angeles earlier this month. Some ministers there suggested members could reach a first-stage deal on certain topics -- a so-called “early harvest.” One, South Korean Trade Minister Ahn Duk-geun,...

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