Nov 1, 2015

U.S. rice group urges Japan to open retail market

The USA Rice Federation, in a report submitted to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, effectively called on Japan to open its retail rice market to U.S. imports. While noting that market access for rice identified as U.S. origin in Japan is “limited ...

Apr 4, 2014

Amari, Froman arranging to meet over TPP

Akira Amari, minister in charge of the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks, said Friday he may meet with U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman if the two countries can make progress on settling their differences over tariff issues during working-level negotiations next week. While Amari did not ...

Oct 18, 2013

Japan, U.S. to hold third TPP-linked talks on autos, trade barriers

Japan and the United States will hold their third round of bilateral trade negotiations next week in Washington on auto trade-related issues and nontariff measures, the government said Friday. The three-day talks from Monday, in parallel with the 12-member Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade negotiations, ...