Japanese and U.S. trade chiefs discuss WTO reform

Business Jan 14, 2020

Japanese and U.S. trade chiefs discuss WTO reform

Trade minister Hiroshi Kajiyama and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer exchanged views Monday on reforming the World Trade Organization, which has become largely dysfunctional due to a shortage of members in its appellate body. Meeting in Washington, the Japanese and U.S. trade chiefs also confirmed ...

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 ...

Japan and U.S. trade chiefs to hold negotiations later this week

Business Jul 29, 2019

Japan and U.S. trade chiefs to hold negotiations later this week

Japanese economic revitalization minister Toshimitsu Motegi will meet with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer later this week in Washington to advance negotiations for a bilateral trade deal. Their two-day meeting starting Thursday will take place after talks were put on hold during campaigning for the ...

Business Mar 1, 2018

U.S. amenable to trade talks with Japan and four other TPP members

U.S. President Donald Trump is willing to start market liberalization talks with Japan and four other Trans-Pacific Partnership members that don't already have free trade deals with the United States, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said Wednesday. Trump has "indicated a willingness to ...