Japan and 10 other TPP nations considering ministerial videoconference

Business Jun 14, 2020

Japan and 10 other TPP nations considering ministerial videoconference

Japan and the 10 other member countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact are considering holding a ministerial videoconference, economic revitalization minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said in a television program on Sunday. Nishimura apparently hopes that participants in the session will discuss an overhaul of ...

Thailand to decide on TPP participation around April, says Japan minister

Business Feb 17, 2020

Thailand to decide on TPP participation around April, says Japan minister

Thailand will likely decide whether to join a revised Trans-Pacific Partnership around April, economy minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said Monday. Nishimura, the government's point man on the TPP, told reporters after meeting with Thai Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak in Tokyo that he hopes the current ...

Ex-USTR official Wendy Cutler calls on Japan to lead WTO reform

Business Dec 28, 2019

Ex-USTR official Wendy Cutler calls on Japan to lead WTO reform

Wendy Cutler, who served as the acting deputy U.S. trade representative under President Barack Obama, called on Japan to lead the reform of the World Trade Organization in a recent interview. Cutler, currently vice president of the Asia Society Policy Institute, said the United States ...

Upper House approves U.S.-Japan trade deal

Business / Economy Dec 4, 2019

Upper House approves U.S.-Japan trade deal

The Diet approved a trade deal with the United States on Wednesday that slashes tariffs on farm and industrial goods, clearing the way for its entry into force at the beginning of next year. The deal, agreed to by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. ...

Japan's Lower House approves trade deal with U.S.

Business Nov 19, 2019

Japan's Lower House approves trade deal with U.S.

The Lower House signed off Tuesday on a trade deal with the United States that cuts tariffs on farm and industrial products, taking a step toward its entry into force next year. The approval means the agreement, reached by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. ...

What's the RCEP, and what happened to the TPP?

Business / Economy Nov 5, 2019

What's the RCEP, and what happened to the TPP?

When it comes to sweeping global free-trade agreements, U.S. President Donald Trump isn't the only party pooper. Two years after Trump withdrew the U.S. from a 12-nation deal known as the TPP, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pulled his country out of a ...