Published On: Thu, Jan 19th, 2023

The U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Two Stakeholder Listening Sessions for the IPEF Special Negotiating Round


The U.S. Department of Commerce invites interested stakeholders to participate in a stakeholder listening session opportunity on February 1, 2023, in advance of the special negotiating round for Pillars II-IV of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) in New Delhi, India.

In addition, the Government of India is organizing two in-person stakeholder events in New Delhi for the IPEF special negotiating round. Stakeholders interested in participating in one or both events should register per the instructions below.

The special negotiating round hosted by the Government of India in New Delhi will be for IPEF Pillar II (supply chains), Pillar III (clean economy), and Pillar IV (fair economy).

All stakeholder events are closed to the press.

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE LISTENING SESSION

Event Details

Date:  Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Time:  9:00am – 10:30am (Eastern Time)

Venue:  Virtual

Registration

Registration for all participants must be sent to USCommerceIPEF@trade.gov. In the email, please use the subject line “Department of Commerce IPEF Listening Session.” Registration will close at 12:00pm (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. Please indicate whether you are interested in providing a short intervention or presentation at the event. The time permitted for presentations will depend on the number of confirmed stakeholder presenters.

NEW DELHI STAKEHOLDER EVENTS

Event Details

Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023

Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm (India Standard Time) for a stakeholder listening session

Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm (India Standard Time) for a stakeholder reception

Venue: New Delhi, India

Registration

Interested participants should email USCommerceIPEF@trade.gov to receive the registration information package. In the email, please use the subject line “New Delhi Stakeholder Registration.” Registration will close at 12:00pm (Eastern Time) on Friday, January 27, 2023. Participants will have the option to provide a short intervention or presentation at the stakeholder listening session. Participants can participate in one or both of the New Delhi stakeholder events and should note which events they are interested in when contacting USCommerceIPEF@trade.gov for the registration information and additional details.

Additional information on the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity:

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 February 8, 2023, the Department of Commerce, along with interagency colleagues, will join the IPEF partners for the IPEF special negotiating round in New Delhi, India.



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