2022.05.18 07:36Nation

米主導の新経済圏「IPEF」発足へ バイデン氏訪日時―インド太平洋枠組み


2022.05.18 07:36Nation

Biden to Announce Launch of Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

U.S. President Joe Biden will announce the launch of the U.S.-led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework during his trip to South Korea and Japan from Friday, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said Tuesday.
   Japan is expected to participate in the framework to build a regional economic sphere, which Biden proposed at the time of the East Asia summit in late October 2021. Work to decide details is expected to start soon.
   With the framework, the United States hopes to fill the regional vacuum created by its 2017 withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal, including Japan, and counter China, which is increasing its influence in the region.
   Raimondo told reporters that she will accompany Biden to South Korea and Japan for the launch of the IPEF.
   Under the framework, participants will create common rules on trade and investment. The IPEF will have four pillars--trade, supply chains, infrastructure and decarbonization, and tax and anticorruption.