Oct 5, 2015

Broad deal reached on Trans-Pacific Partnership

Twelve Pacific Rim countries on Monday reached a broad agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership to create one of the world’s largest free trade zones and set new international standards for trade and investment, negotiators said. The joint statement issued after the marathon talks in ...

Oct 1, 2015

Japan may slash pork tariff by 75% under TPP, source say

Japan and the United States are discussing slashing Japan’s tariff on imported low-price pork products to about a quarter of the current rate as soon as an envisioned Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement enters into force, informed sources said Thursday. The pork tariff would ...

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.