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USTR to hold hearing in December over trade talks with Japan

Business / Economy Oct 27, 2018

USTR to hold hearing in December over trade talks with Japan

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative will hold a hearing on Dec. 10 regarding bilateral trade negotiations with Japan that Washington plans to launch in mid-January, according to the Federal Register. The event will take place after U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer suggested President ...

Minister says TPP may come into effect by year-end

Business Oct 26, 2018

Minister says TPP may come into effect by year-end

The 11-country free trade agreement formerly known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership may take effect by the end of this year, the minister in charge of negotiations, Toshimitsu Motegi, revealed Friday. At a press conference, Motegi said Canada and Australia are expected to complete procedures to ...

Japan has no plan to discuss foreign exchange in U.S. trade talks

Business Oct 14, 2018

Japan has no plan to discuss foreign exchange in U.S. trade talks

The minister in charge of trade talks with the United States said Sunday that Japan has no intention of discussing measures to prevent competitive currency devaluations. "There were no talks on foreign exchange in the joint statement and during the Japan-U.S. summit (in September)," Japan's ...