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 ...

U.S. talks tough on trade deficit as talks on NAFTA revisions begin

Aug 17, 2017

U.S. talks tough on trade deficit as talks on NAFTA revisions begin

The United States drew a hard line for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement on Wednesday, demanding major concessions aimed at slashing trade deficits with Mexico and Canada and boosting U.S. content for autos. At the start of talks in Washington, U.S. President Donald ...

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Japan logs July trade surplus of ¥418.8 billion

Japan's goods trade surplus came to ¥418.77 billion ($3.8 billion) in July thanks to solid growth in exports, but narrowed from a year ago on a in energy imports, government data showed Thursday. The figure represents a 17.0 percent fall from the previous year. Exports ...