Japan may set tariff-free quota for EU beef under EPA

Jun 22, 2017

Japan may set tariff-free quota for EU beef under EPA

Japan is considering setting a tariff-free import quota for beef from European Union member states, as requested by the EU in the two sides’ negotiations on an economic partnership agreement for free trade, informed sources told Jiji Press on Wednesday. The Japanese government believes ...

TPP chief negotiators to meet in Japan in mid-July

May 30, 2017

TPP chief negotiators to meet in Japan in mid-July

The chief negotiators of 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership countries plan to meet on or around July 11 in Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, to discuss the future of the free trade deal without the United States, according to a source close to the matter. The planned meeting ...

Japan, WTO chief reaffirm commitment to free trade

May 22, 2017

Japan, WTO chief reaffirm commitment to free trade

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Japan and the World Trade Organization on Monday issued what is believed to be an unprecedented joint statement reaffirming their commitment to fostering free trade in the face of a recent surge of protectionism embodied by U.S. president Donald Trump. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ...

Japan, New Zealand leaders affirm commitment to future of TPP

May 17, 2017

Japan, New Zealand leaders affirm commitment to future of TPP

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his New Zealand counterpart Bill English reiterated Wednesday in Tokyo their commitment to bringing the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact into force soon despite the withdrawal of its biggest signatory economy, the United States. According to a joint press release, ...

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Shifting to FTA from TPP to halve economic benefits for U.S.

Shifting to a free trade agreement with Japan instead of staying with the Trans-Pacific Partnership pact will halve the long-term economic effect on the United States, an economist says. The activation of the original 12-member TPP, including the United States, would lift the country’s ...