Sep 8, 2015

Japan, U.S. to resume TPP auto talks Wednesday in Washington

Japan and the United States will resume bilateral talks Wednesday in Washington on auto trade issues under the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade initiative, the Foreign Ministry said. The negotiations, to continue through Friday, will follow a ministerial meeting of all 12 TPP countries in ...

Aug 7, 2015

A setback for the TPP talks

The government should use the setback in the TPP talks to reassess its position and carefully decide how to proceed in the negotiations.

Aug 6, 2015

TPP ministerial talks unlikely to be held by end of August

Trade ministers from the 12 countries involved in a Pacific Rim free trade deal are unlikely to meet again by the end of this month amid remaining differences that prevented them from finalizing negotiations last week, sources said Thursday. Japan, the United States and ...

Jul 23, 2015

Japan, U.S. eye tariff 'snapbacks' in TPP auto talks

Japan and the United States are negotiating a bilateral scheme to counter vehicle trade pact violations with tariff hikes under the planned Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement, according to sources. Under the “snapback” scheme, the United States would restore tariffs on vehicle imports from ...

Jul 16, 2015

Japan proposes low-tariff quotas for butter imports under TPP

Japan has proposed setting low-tariff quotas for imports of butter and skim milk powder under terms being thrashed out for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, negotiation sources said Thursday. The proposal was made in response to strong calls from other members of the 12-nation TPP initiative, ...