Apr 21, 2015

Japan, U.S. see major progress in TPP talks but no done deal yet

Japanese and U.S. trade chiefs said Tuesday they have moved significantly closer in their bilateral talks for a broader Pacific free trade pact, but some problems still remain to be resolved. Gaps over the biggest sticking points of agricultural imports and auto trade have ...

Japan, EU to hold summit on May 29 in Tokyo: sources

Apr 11, 2015

Japan, EU to hold summit on May 29 in Tokyo: sources

Japan and the European Union will hold an annual summit on May 29 in Tokyo to discuss their potential free trade agreement and security cooperation, diplomatic sources said Saturday. Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica ...

Apr 11, 2015

Japan, U.S. to resume working-level TPP talks Wednesday

Japan and the United States will resume working-level bilateral talks in Tokyo on Wednesday as part of Trans-Pacific Partnership multilateral free trade negotiations. During the talks, the two countries hope to reach draft agreements on the contentious areas of auto trade and farm tariffs ...

Abe vows not to concede ground on TPP talks ahead of U.S. trip

Mar 27, 2015

Abe vows not to concede ground on TPP talks ahead of U.S. trip

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that Japan won’t make any easy concessions just to advance the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade talks before he meets with U.S. President Barack Obama on April 28. The TPP negotiations are “in the final phase, but problems remain,” ...

Mar 27, 2015

Some TPP nations seek exemption from investor-state lawsuit rule: WikiLeaks

Some of the 12 countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact demanded they be exempted from the proposed litigation rule involving corporation and state, according to a purported negotiation text released by anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. It’s not known whether such demands remain on ...