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U.S. won't join CPTPP but will seek new framework: Raimondo

Commerce chief says Biden administration ready to cooperate on digital technology and supply chains

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo started her four-day tour through Asia with a visit to Japan Nov. 15.

TOKYO -- U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said Monday that her country looks to form an economic framework that goes beyond the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.

America envisions an economic framework that "could be even more robust in some ways than the traditional free trade agreement," Raimondo said in a television interview during her trip to Tokyo.

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