INTERVIEW: Japan at the heart of IPEF negotiations

Policy

Washington, Sept. 12 (Jiji Press)–Japan is seen as playing a key role in negotiations under the U.S.-led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity, U.S. experts said at a conference. recent interviews.

The comments came after Japan, the United States and 12 other countries agreed on Friday to begin formal negotiations under the framework.

“Japan has a critical role to play in ensuring that…new norms and rules…are applied in a way that preserves an open, rules-based international economic order,” said Mireya Solis, director of the Center for East Asia. Political Studies at the American think tank Brookings Institution.

Solis noted that Japan has positioned itself as a leader in international trade diplomacy, taking the lead in talks under the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.

Jake Colvin, Chairman of the National Trade Council of the United States, suggested that “Japan is already a leader in high-level commitments in areas such as an open global digital economy”, noting that Japan can help other countries see the benefits of unifying around high-level rules.

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