Japan, Mongolia agree to boost economic ties

Jul 14, 2016

Japan, Mongolia agree to boost economic ties

The top leaders of Japan and Mongolia agreed Thursday to boost economic ties by taking full advantage of a new bilateral trade deal. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj held talks on the eve of a biennial summit of Asian and European ...

U.S. trade chief hoping for TPP approval despite negative rhetoric

May 18, 2016

U.S. trade chief hoping for TPP approval despite negative rhetoric

The top U.S. trade official is not losing hope for congressional approval of a sweeping pan-Pacific free trade agreement this year despite strong anti-trade rhetoric in the U.S. presidential campaign that may be influencing reluctant lawmakers. U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman told reporters in an ...

Negotiator says EU would remove auto tariffs if Japan opens farm market

Nov 26, 2015

Negotiator says EU would remove auto tariffs if Japan opens farm market

The European Union will abolish its tariffs on automobiles only if Japan liberalizes its agricultural sector under a free trade agreement currently being negotiated, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom has said. "The EU is ready to eliminate its tariffs on automobiles provided that concessions received ...

Nov 11, 2015

White House rejects calls for possible renegotiation of TPP

A senior White House official denied Wednesday that the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries could renegotiate a sweeping free trade agreement, brushing off calls to revisit the text of the U.S.-led deal. Renegotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership initiative is "not an option," ...

Oct 16, 2015

U.S. duty on Japanese motorcycles to be lifted under TPP trade pact

The United States will remove a tariff levied on Japanese motorcycles with engine displacements of over 700 cc under the recently agreed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, sources familiar with the matter said Thursday. The 2.4 percent duty will be eliminated five years after the multilateral ...