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U.S. seeks early results for Indo-Pacific trade initiative

Trade Rep. calls on IPEF members to 'build on the momentum' of L.A. meeting

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai speaks to Nikkei in an interview in Tokyo on Sept. 26. (Photo by Manami Yamada)

TOKYO -- The U.S. is pursuing early concrete outcomes from the new Indo-Pacific Economic Framework trade initiative as it seeks to gain an edge over China in shaping the regional economic order.

"We are very motivated to build on the momentum coming out of Los Angeles and we are very focused on delivering concrete results," U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai told Nikkei, referring to an IPEF launch meeting in the city earlier this month.

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