URGENT: U.S.-led Indo-Pacific framework to seek high-standard trade rules

The United States, Japan and other Indo-Pacific economies said Friday they agreed to advance their economic cooperation framework amid China's growing clout in the region, vowing to pursue high-standard trade commitments.

The 14 members of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework also agreed to seek to coordinate actions to mitigate and prevent future supply chain disruptions and secure critical sectors and key products for their manufacturers, according to a statement issued after a two-day ministerial meeting in Los Angeles.

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