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‘Indo-Pacific Economic Framework’ not a blessing to Asia
IPEF is created to encourage regional economies to “decouple” from the Chinese market by leading them to alternative supply chains.
US proposes pick-and-choose Indo-Pacific economic framework
A State Department spokesperson said the US was still discussing the mechanics of the framework with its partners but will design IPEF to prioritise flexibility and inclusion
AfCFTA: Cross-border service integration will boost African oil and gas industry, says Briggs
Chief Dumo Lulu Briggs, Chairman of Platform Petroleum Limited, has admonished that cross-border service integration through the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will boost the African oil and gas industry.
US Indo-Pacific economic initiative launch eyed in May: Japan envoy
The US government aims to launch its Indo-Pacific economic engagement initiative around the time of President Joe Biden’s visit to Japan later in May.
IPEF at the crossroads
"Lobbyists for the giant corporations are celebrating IPEF as the second coming of the TPP," warned Senator Warren.
South Korea’s incoming government considers joining US economic pact
South Korea is "positively considering" joining an Indo-Pacific economic pact planned by the United States, a government official said.
Biden’s Indo-Pacific Framework: ‘Cloud cuckoo land’
Asian and American trade experts characterize the framework as “weak tea,” consisting of “all of the things the US considers important” but little for Indo-Pacific nations in return for their membership obligations.
Ardern confirms interest in US economic framework
Speaking to a US business summit, Jacinda Ardern has confirmed NZ interest in a major economic initiative out of Washington while calling on the US to be more engaged in the region on trade
What is IPEF, and will it help the US counter China’s influence in the Asia-Pacific?
The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework seeks to establish trade rules and is widely seen as an effort by the US to counter China’s influence in the Asia-Pacific region.
Biden’s Indo-Pacific Economic Framework is at a crossroads
Unless the Biden administration chooses the right path, the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework will be more or less forgotten by the end of the year.
S. Korea, Australia discuss US-proposed economic framework, supply chains
Top trade officials of South Korea and Australia vowed to boost cooperation on the US-led economic initiative in the Indo-Pacific region and other trade issue.
Negotiations to begin on US Indo-Pacific trade pact, but more details needed
It remains unclear as to whether the agreement will be legally binding, whether it will contain dispute resolution mechanisms, and whether it will be an ‘all in’ agreement or allow parties to choose what they sign up to.
Lawmakers press for ag focus in Indo-Pacific Economic Framework
Eighty-seven US Congress members have signed a letter urging the Biden administration to focus on improving agriculture trade as it builds foreign relationships under the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework.
Indo-Pacific trade talks to launch soon, Australia’s Tehan says
Digital trade rules to be prominent part of talks, Tehan says. Ministers looking to meet in April or May to work on details.
Indo-Pacific Economic Framework: Business recommendations
The American business community’s suggested points for inclusion in the US administration’s proposed alternative to the CPTPP, the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework.
RCEP: A geopolitical gain for China
China has won a big geopolitical win with the RCEP as the deal improves Asia’s economic connectivity closing to China’s economic orbit as a result of tighter integration.
The US doesn’t need CPTPP to assert itself in the Asia-Pacific
Trade deals are important, but they are neither necessary nor sufficient for American foreign policy to prevail in the Asia-Pacific region.
US will not join regional trade pact CPTPP, but pursue specific tie-ups with allies: Gina Raimondo
The United States will not join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership now for various reasons, but it is pursuing other partnerships with its allies in specific areas.
China’s interest in DEPA digital trade pact raises questions about ‘domestic reforms’ and what could be the next big multilateral deal
Analysts and trade experts weigh in on China’s bid to join yet another economic pact that could draw interest on a global scale
The US appears poised to pursue a digital trade agreement in Asia – What does that mean?
Momentum is building for the United States to pursue a plurilateral digital trade agreement (or possibly a series of bilateral agreements) with trading partners in the Indo-Pacific region.