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US and Japan to duel over auto tariffs and FTA at first trade talks
Toyota supplier Denso expects $700m hit if levies are implemented.
Trade agreement with Japan is crucial for US beef industry
Research from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture indicates that a trade agreement with Japan is crucial for the US beef industry
USTR Lighthizer eyes 1st trade talks with Japan by late Aug.
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said Thursday he plans to hold a first round of trade talks with Toshimitsu Motegi, Japan’s economic and fiscal policy minister, "in the next 30 days."
US courts allies with free trade offers at G20, France resists
The United States sought to woo Europe and Japan with free trade deals to gain leverage in an escalating tariff war with China but its overtures faced stiff resistance from France at a G20 finance ministers meeting.
Top Japanese official has no interest in trade deal with just the US
Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga says US should return to TPP.
Educators in the EU and Japan demand education be left out of trade agreement
The agreement poses direct threats to the provision of high-quality public services, such as education, in particular through restricting governments’ capacity to regulate in the public interest, encouraging further liberalisation of services and expanding the rights of multinational corporations.
‘Huge growth opportunities for agri-food exports’: How the EU-Japan trade deal will benefit EU food
The European Union and Japan signed a landmark agreement that is expected to boost trade in agri-food products.
Japan, EU sign free trade pact amid worries about Trump
The deal removes EU tariffs of 10 percent on Japanese cars and 3 percent on most car parts. It would also scrap Japanese duties of some 30 percent or more on EU cheese and 15 percent on wines, and secure access to large public tenders in Japan.
TPP chief negotiators to meet in Japan
Chief negotiators from the 11 countries that signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement will hold talks in Japan
Postponed EU-Japan summit moved to Tokyo
Tokyo will now host an EU-Japan summit on July 17 to sign a free trade accord after the Japanese premier cancelled the talks in Brussels because of deadly floods at home.
Signature of economic and strategic partnership agreements expected at 25th EU-Japan summit
At their 25th bilateral summit, in Brussels on 11 July 2018, the EU and Japan will sign their strategic partnership agreement.
Japan becomes second country after Mexico to ratify TPP-11 trade deal
Japan became the second country to ratify the revised Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.
Japan set to ratify revised TPP before hosting RCEP meeting
Japan is set to ratify the revised Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal today, two days before it hosts a meeting that seeks to make significant progress on another regional deal that is less ambitious but equally significant.
Japan to cooperate for Thailand joining TPP free trade talks
The foreign ministers of Japan and Thailand have agreed to step up cooperation for Bangkok to join talks on participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade framework.
Japan and EU to ink free trade pact July 11
Both sides eager to finalize the deal as US hardens its protectionist stance.
Argentina’s Macri wants Mercosur to pursue global trade deals
Argentine President Mauricio Macri and Uruguayan counterpart Tabare Vazquez agreed that the Mercosur bloc should pursue trade accords with Asian countries and Canada.
Tokyo approves bill in next step toward enactment of new Trans-Pacific Partnership
Japan’s bicameral legislature, The Diet has approved a bill on to ratify the 11-country Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Mexico turns trade attention to Japan with Nafta talks at risk
Economy minister in Tokyo this week for conferences, meetings. Nafta uncertainty rising after Trump, Trudeau clashed.
Malaysia’s PM Mahathir urges TPP ‘renegotiation’ during trip to Tokyo
Leader’s visit to Japan seen as a sign of Malaysia’s move away from China, which pumped billions of dollars into the previous administration.
Japan, US to seek first trade talks under new framework in July
Japan and the United States are working to hold their first bilateral trade talks under a new framework in July, Japan’s Foreign Ministry said, in a sign Washington may ratchet up pressure on Tokyo to open up its markets.