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Indo-Pacific framework objectives take shape, but India not all in

Group's most populous member stops short of agreeing to trade 'pillar'

Fourteen countries have signed onto the U.S.-led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework. (Photo from Katherine Tai's Twitter account)

NEW YORK -- Economic ministers from Indo-Pacific nations laid out primary objectives for an economic framework at the end of a two-day meeting in Los Angeles on Friday, but India has not yet endorsed one of the partnership's key elements.

The 14-member Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), which represents 40% of global gross domestic product and 28% of goods and services trade, has outlined four pillars to focus on. The pillars span supply chains, clean energy and anticorruption efforts.

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