New Indo-Pacific economic framework will boost US engagement in region: Biden's top trade envoy

PM Lee Hsien Loong meeting US Trade Representative Katherine Tai. They were accompanied by US Ambassador to Singapore Jonathan Kaplan. PHOTO: MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATONS AND INFORMATION
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SINGAPORE - The Biden administration is preparing to launch its first major trade and economic initiative in the region.

The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework promises to address complex challenges in a global economy that is throwing curveballs, US Trade Representative Katherine Tai told The Straits Times in an exclusive interview as she wrapped up a two-day official visit to Singapore.

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