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 ...

Japan OK with Britain joining the TPP

Business Jul 31, 2018

Japan OK with Britain joining the TPP

Japan will support Britain in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership accord as both countries seek to promote free and rules-based trade, economy revitalization minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Tuesday. During talks in Tokyo, British International Trade Secretary Liam Fox expressed Britain's desire to join the TPP, and ...

Business Apr 24, 2018

Japan-U.S. trade dialogue to start as early as mid-June

Japan and the United States are likely to hold the first round of their new dialogue on trade and investment in mid-June or later, Japan’s minister in charge of the negotiations said Tuesday. Economic and fiscal policy minister Toshimitsu Motegi, citing the ongoing Diet session, ...

Business Apr 6, 2018

Tokyo offers to host TPP negotiators' meeting this summer

Japan is willing to host a meeting between chief negotiators of the newly signed 11-member Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact in June or July, a minister responsible the pact said Friday. Toshimitsu Motegi told a press conference the planned meeting will confirm progress in each ...