U.S. trade chief pick takes aim at autos

Jun 8, 2013

U.S. trade chief pick takes aim at autos

The nominee for top U.S. trade representative indicated he would urge Japan to expand U.S. access to its auto market through negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Mike Froman told a congressional hearing Thursday that the U.S. government has regarded domestic calls for expanded access ...

Feb 23, 2013

Obama to push entry of U.S. automakers

by Mike Dorning and Isabel Reynolds

President Barack Obama won’t back off demands that Japan ease barriers for U.S. automakers before joining negotiations for a regional Pacific trade agreement when he meets Friday in Washington with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, White House aides said. A more open market for companies ...