TPP negotiators work to revise trade deal after U.S. withdrawal

Sep 21, 2017

TPP negotiators work to revise trade deal after U.S. withdrawal

The chief negotiators of the 11 remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership countries worked Thursday to narrow down proposed freezes to parts of the original accord following the U.S. withdrawal from the free trade deal. The 11 countries are seeking to reach a new agreement by November to ...

USTR raises concerns about Japan's safeguard tariffs on U.S. beef

Aug 18, 2017

USTR raises concerns about Japan's safeguard tariffs on U.S. beef

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Thursday conveyed Washington's concern about Tokyo's recent imposition of emergency tariffs on frozen beef from the United States and other countries. Lighthizer raised the issue of the so-called safeguard tariffs — under which Japan boosted the rate to 50 ...

Japan expected to slap higher import tariff on frozen U.S. beef

Jul 27, 2017

Japan expected to slap higher import tariff on frozen U.S. beef

Japan is likely to impose an emergency tariff on frozen beef from the United States — starting next month — in response to a spike in imports, a government source said. The measure, designed to protect domestic farmers from sudden increases in imports, would remain ...

Japan-EU trade pact continues to elude over auto, dairy tariffs

Jul 2, 2017

Japan-EU trade pact continues to elude over auto, dairy tariffs

After two days of high-level talks, a broad agreement on free trade envisioned by Japan and the European Union remained out of reach Saturday as differences lingered over tariffs on European dairy and farm products, and other sensitive issues. "There has been significant progress but ...