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 Bangkok, Thailand, from September 10-16 for the fifth negotiating round of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF).
In Bangkok, the IPEF partners will continue to make progress on negotiations towards high-standard outcomes under Pillars I (Trade), III (Clean Economy), and IV (Fair Economy).
The U.S. interagency delegation will be co-led by Sarah Ellerman, IPEF Pillar I Chief Negotiator and Assistant United States Trade Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, and Sharon H. Yuan, U.S. Department of Commerce Counselor and Chief Negotiator for Pillars II-IV.
On May 27, the IPEF partners met in Detroit, Michigan for a ministerial meeting, during which they acknowledged the progress made in Pillars I (Trade), III (Clean Economy) and IV (Fair Economy) and announced the substantial conclusion of negotiations on a landmark IPEF Supply Chain Agreement under Pillar II.
The fourth negotiating round was held in Busan, South Korea, from July 9-15, 2023.
For more information on IPEF, please visit https://ustr.gov/ipef.