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UK-Japan trade deal faces hurdles despite good intentions
The UK’s hopes of a swift trade deal with Japan will ultimately rest on a successful resolution to the main talks between London and the European Union on a new trading arrangement.
“Modi Diplomacy” and the future of Japan-India relations
Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has been walking a tightrope between the United States and China even as it nurses its own ambitions for global leadership. Horimoto Takenori assesses the role of the Japan-India relationship in this dynamic context.
UK puts banking at heart of objectives for Japan trade deal
The UK has put financial services access at the center of its objectives for a trade deal with Japan.
UK to start trade talks with Japan, with US and EU talks ongoing
Securing multiple trade deals simultaneously is not impossible, say experts, but the UK will have to make concessions.
FTA partners continue to buy more than half of US grains
FTA partners purchased 55% of total US grains in all forms exports in 2018-19 marketing year.
Virus pandemic may force Japan to give up RCEP agreement in 2020
With the new coronavirus pandemic hindering the progress of talks for the world’s biggest free trade pact involving 16 Asia-Pacific countries, Japan may be forced to give up reaching the deal this year in the face of domestic opposition.
The shape of a Japan-UK free trade agreement
Japan and UK reaffirmed their commitment to build the “new partnership as ambitious, high standard and mutually beneficial as the Japan-EU EPA (Economic Partnership Agreement).
Japan scouts more Asian players for TPP to cut China dependence
Japan will make a fresh attempt to expand the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact to include more Asian economies, such as Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia and the Philippines, after the new coronavirus exposed the risks of supply chains overly dependent on China.
Regional MPs call for greater transparency of RCEP negotiations
As ministers of the member countries of the RCEP meet for final negotiations over the trade agreement this week, regional lawmakers today expressed concern about the lack of parliamentary and public oversight of the deal, as well as its potential human rights impacts.
Chengdu Trilateral Summit still to deliver
The fact that China, Japan and South Korea (CJK) engaged in an agreed-upon trilateral summit framework, and bilateral dialogues on the sidelines, was no small achievement given heightened tensions between the three countries.
India keen to keep future FTAs with RCEP nations less ambitious
Countries such as Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Japan are among the first ones with which India is ready to consider individual agreements to begin with.
EU food exports to Japan soar after enforcement of free trade pact
Food exports from the European Union to Japan increased sharply in the period immediately following the entry into force of their free trade agreement.
Auto and beef exports from Japan to EU higher after first year of EPA
Automobile and wagyu beef exports to the European Union are increasing thanks to tariff cuts under an economic partnership agreement between Japan and the EU.
Auto tariffs to be key topic in Japan-UK trade talks after Brexit
Auto tariffs are expected to come up as a top agenda item in Japan-UK trade talks that are expected to start as early as this spring after the latter’s exit from the European Union.
Boris Johnson to strike Britain’s first post-Brexit trade deal with Japan after Queen approves Withdrawal Bill
Boris Johnson wants to strike Britain’s first post-Brexit trade deal with Japan, and before the end of the year, in a bid to whip up a bandwagon.
After China trade deal, Europe and UK next on Trump’s to-do list
US President Donald Trump vowed to rip up international trade deals and rebalance America’s global trade relationships.
Investment will overshadow trade in Japan-U.S. talks
The Japan-U.S. Trade Agreement (JUSTA), the pinnacle for modern trade policy between the two allies, is now in force.
S. Korea, China, Japan divided over open data in trilateral FTA talks
South Korea, China and Japan have made some progress in negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) following the trilateral summit held late last year.
Japan, Australia reaffirm goal for RCEP deal
Japan and Australia reaffirmed their goal of concluding the envisioned RCEP free trade deal among 16 nations including India by the end of the year.