Jul 12, 2013

TPP debut too late for Malaysia round on tariffs

Japan probably won’t make its debut in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade talks in time to state its own case during a crucial tariff elimination session, a government source said. Japan must wait until the United States completes domestic procedures to allow it to participate, ...

Tariff elimination the focus of new TPP talks

May 17, 2013

Tariff elimination the focus of new TPP talks

The 11 countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade negotiations began their 17th round of talks in Lima on Wednesday with the focus on whether exceptions should be made to the general rule of tariff elimination. Even though Japan gained the unanimous backing of ...

Full participation in July TPP talks deemed unlikely

May 2, 2013

Full participation in July TPP talks deemed unlikely

Japan is unlikely to be allowed to fully participate in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade talks in late July due to U.S. congressional procedures, senior vice minister in charge of economic and fiscal policy Yasutoshi Nishimura indicated. Speaking to reporters in Washington on Tuesday, Nishimura ...