U.S. deputy trade chief to visit Japan next week

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Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Sarah Bianchi will travel to Japan next week to hold talks on the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework with senior officials, her office said Thursday.

Bianchi’s four-day trip to Tokyo from Monday, announced by the Office of the Trade Representative, comes as Washington steps up efforts to make progress on the U.S.-led trade initiative, commonly known as IPEF, before this year’s summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum summit in November.

The senior trade official may discuss ways to strengthen supply chains for semiconductors and other key industrial p...

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