Nov 30, 2015

Japan to extend emergency import curb system for beef, pork

The Abe administration and ruling camp plan to extend the safeguard import restriction system for beef and pork by one year until the end of March 2017. The administration will include the extension in its fiscal 2016 tax system reform package, informed sources said ...

Nov 30, 2015

TPP mitigation must be effective

The Abe administration's plan for easing the impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership includes lots of promises, but how well they will work remains a major concern.

Nov 21, 2015

Japan to pledge step toward fiscal rehabilitation

The Japanese government will soon announce a basic budget policy that will take a steady step forward on fiscal reconstruction, sources said on Friday. The government will basically maintain its plan to curb a rise in general expenditures in the three years from fiscal ...

Nov 11, 2015

White House rejects calls for possible renegotiation of TPP

A senior White House official denied Wednesday that the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries could renegotiate a sweeping free trade agreement, brushing off calls to revisit the text of the U.S.-led deal. Renegotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership initiative is “not an ...

Key senator says White House may have to renegotiate parts of TPP pact

Nov 7, 2015

Key senator says White House may have to renegotiate parts of TPP pact

A key U.S. senator said Friday the Obama administration may have to renegotiate parts of the recently concluded Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, heralding a tough battle to win support in Congress. The administration notified lawmakers Thursday it plans to sign the 12-nation TPP, starting ...