United States to Participate in Sixth Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) Negotiating Round in Kuala Lumpur

October 04, 2023

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 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from October 15-24 for the sixth negotiating round of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF).

In Malaysia, 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.

The first negotiating round was held in Brisbane, Australia, from December 10-12, 2022, followed by a special negotiating round on Pillars II-IV in New Delhi, India, from February 8-11, 2023.

The second negotiating round was held in Bali, Indonesia, from March 13-19, 2023, followed by the third negotiating round in Singapore from May 8-15, 2023.

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, followed by a fifth negotiating round held in Bangkok, Thailand from September 10-16, 2023.

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