Aug 30, 2014

Top TPP negotiators to meet in Hanoi for 10-day trade talks

Top trade negotiators from 12 countries will hold 10-day talks in Hanoi from Monday, aiming to clinch a broad accord on a proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership pact by the end of November. The focus is how much groundwork the 12 countries, including Japan and the ...

Aug 30, 2014

Japan, U.S. to hold TPP auto trade talks this week

Japan and the United States will hold talks on bilateral auto trade in Washington for three days starting Wednesday, government officials in Tokyo said. The discussions, part of multilateral negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal, are designed to bridge differences over issues, ...

| May 21, 2014

TPP talks progress, no completion

by Kayo Mimizuka

A broad Pacific trade accord appears nowhere in sight after ministers from 12 countries failed to specify a timeline for striking a deal, despite the efforts of Japan and the United States to inject impetus by highlighting the progress they made on tariffs in ...

TPP ministers fail to set timeline for striking deal

May 20, 2014

TPP ministers fail to set timeline for striking deal

Ministers from the 12 countries trying to hammer out the Trans-Pacific Partnership fell short of setting a clear timeline for ending the negotiations as they wrapped up a two-day meeting Tuesday in Singapore, although they stressed that progress was made on tariff issues. “We ...

Jan 17, 2014

U.S. wants TPP ministerial talks in late February

The United States has proposed convening a four-day ministerial meeting for the 12 countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade talks starting Feb. 22 in Singapore, a Japanese official said Thursday. The high-level gathering may not be held until March or later, however, ...