WASHINGTON – The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) invites interested stakeholders to take part in two listening session opportunities on the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) during the first in-person negotiating round in Brisbane, Australia.
All stakeholder events are closed press.
USTR/Department of Commerce Listening Session:
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Time: 9:00 – 11:30 AM ET
Venue: Specific location confirmed upon registration
Registration for all participants must be sent to IPEF@ustr.eop.gov. In the email subject line, please note “USTR/Department of Commerce Listening Session.”
Registrations closes on Monday, December 5. Please indicate whether you are interested in delivering a short intervention/ presentation at the event (the time permitted will depend on the level of interest).
Brisbane Stakeholder Event:
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Time: 9:00 – 11:30 AM AEST
Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Australia
Registrations close on Friday, December 2. Please indicate whether you are interested in delivering a short intervention/ presentation at the event (the time permitted will depend on the level of interest).
Additional information on the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework:
In May 2022, the United States launched the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) with Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The IPEF will advance resilience, sustainability, inclusiveness, economic growth, fairness, and competitiveness for our economies. The 14 IPEF partners represent 40 percent of global GDP and 28 percent of global goods and services trade.
The IPEF features four pillars: (I) Trade; (II) Supply Chains; (III) Clean Economy; and (IV) Fair Economy. On September 9, 2022, the United States and IPEF partners issued ministerial statements outlining the scope of future negotiations for the Pillars of the IPEF.
Beginning on December 10, USTR and the Department of Commerce, along with interagency colleagues, will jointhe IPEF partners in the first in-person negotiating round in Brisbane, Australia. For more information on the IPEF, please visit ustr.gov/IPEF.