United States to Participate in Third Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) Negotiating Round in Singapore

April 03, 2023

WASHINGTON – The Office of the United States Trade Representative and the U.S. Department of Commerce today announced that a U.S. delegation will travel to Singapore for the third negotiating round of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) from May 8-15, 2023.

The interagency U.S. delegation will be led by Sarah Ellerman, IPEF Pillar I Chief Negotiator and Assistant United States Trade Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific (Acting), and Sharon H. Yuan, Department of Commerce Counselor and Chief Negotiator for Pillars II-IV.

The first negotiating round was held in December 2022 in Brisbane, Australia. More information on the Brisbane negotiating round can be found here.

A special negotiating round on Pillars II-IV was held in February 2023 in New Delhi, India. More information can be found here.

The second negotiating round was held last month in Bali, Indonesia. More information on the Bali negotiating round can be found here.

Additional details regarding the Singapore negotiating round will be provided at a later date.

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