Bloomberg Law
May 2, 2023, 4:09 PM

Google, Amazon Lobbyists Helped Shape New Trade Framework (1)

Emily Birnbaum
Leah Nylen
Leah Nylen
Bloomberg News

US trade officials have solicited the advice of lobbyists for Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google and other major technology companies to help craft the new Indo-Pacific trade framework.

Officials with the US Trade Representative invited Amazon and Google lobbyists early last year to meet personally with Sarah Bianchi, the deputy trade representative, according to emails obtained by Senator Elizabeth Warren and shared with Bloomberg News.

That gave the companies insight into the confidential talks long before the public knew about the 14-nation economic initiative, known as the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity.

“We wanted to speak with ...

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