The Meeting Advances the Biden Administration’s Efforts to Strengthen Regional Economic Ties
In a joint announcement, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo stated that the IPEF Ministerial will take place in Los Angeles, California on September 8 and 9, 2022. In order to create a high-standard and inclusive economic framework that will foster economic activity and investment, encourage sustainable and inclusive economic growth, and benefit workers and consumers throughout the region, the first in-person Ministerial builds on the fruitful virtual meetings with 13 Indo-Pacific partners held this year before and after President Biden officially launched the IPEF.
In order to continue ongoing conversations in each of the four pillars—trade; supply chains; renewable energy, decarbonization, and infrastructure; and tax and anti-corruption—Secretary Raimondo and Ambassador Tai will host meetings with ministers throughout the Ministerial.
In a recent virtual ministerial in July, Secretary Raimondo and Ambassador Tai underlined their shared intention to continue continuous and enhanced contacts with IPEF partner nations. Soon after the official inauguration in Japan in May, they convened the first virtual Ministerial. Additionally, in June, Ministers from IPEF Partners met informally with Ambassador Tai.
At a later time, more information regarding the Ministerial will be released.