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22/10/2018: ON THE JOINT STATEMENT BY DTI SECRETARY RAMON M. LOPEZ AND USTR ROBERT E. LIGHTHIZER

WASHINGTON, DC (22 October 2018) – I welcome today's Joint Statement by Philippine Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. Lopez and US Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer announcing the progress made in addressing and resolving issues under our bilateral Trade and Investment Framework Agreement.

This development is a manifestation of the strong economic partnership of our two countries. It stems from the discussions of President Rodrigo Duterte and President Donald Trump last November on how to further deepen our extensive economic relationship, including Philippine interest in a bilateral free trade agreement with the United States. ###

 

Read the Joint Statement here.