Third In-Person IPEF Ministerial Set For Nov 13-14 In San Francisco
United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo will host the third in-person Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) ministerial meeting in San Francisco on November 13-14. The ministerial session will follow a seventh in-person negotiating round which will take place November 5-12.
- According to the USTR, "ministers will review the progress to date on the negotiations of high-standard outcomes under Pillars I (Trade), III (Clean Economy), and IV (Fair Economy)," and discuss "the substantial progress" made since the ministerial meeting in Detroit in May.
- USRT Tai said: "I am encouraged by the tremendous progress the United States and our fellow IPEF partners have made since we first began negotiations in September 2022... I look forward to hosting trade ministers in San Francisco with Secretary Raimondo to deliver on the promise of lifting up our economies and the middle class here in the United States and the Indo-Pacific region.”
- Raimondo said: “In under a year and a half, the Biden Administration established and built out a framework of 14 partner nations in the Indo-Pacific to address long-term economic issues and allow the United States and our partners to nimbly respond and keep pace with new challenges and opportunities that arise..."