President Trump’s top trade negotiator raised doubts that a trade agreement with China was within reach, while also aiming to negotiate trade deals with Europe and Japan.
The ASEAN and Japan signed the first protocol to amend the Asean-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement.
Former Japanese minister Yamada joined forces with 150 lawyers that have challenged as unconstitutional both the TPP agreement and the government’s decision to abolish the seed protection law.
Japan aims to sign an economic partnership agreement with Turkey in June, as Tokyo’s tariff-reducing deal with the European Union.
Ministers from Asia’s leading economies renew their pursuit of a sweeping regional trade deal as an easing of tensions between the U.S. and China gives momentum to multilateral negotiations.
The United States and Japan will likely launch trade talks in March, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said, suggesting the dialogue would begin earlier than had been anticipated.
Japan and the United States will likely launch trade talks in April or May, later than initially planned, as Washington needs to focus first on ongoing negotiations with Beijing to settle a tariff war.
Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are finalizing updates to their economic partnership agreement to resolve shelved issues on liberalizing the investment and service fields, completing a deal that took effect over a decade ago.
Japan is seeking tougher concessions from Britain in trade talks than it secured from the EU, while negotiations between London and Tokyo are also being slowed by the looming risk of no-deal Brexit.
Japan and Turkey will hold talks in Tokyo on a bilateral economic partnership agreement.
South Korea, Japan and China are making slow progress on FTA negotiations amid contentious issues involving each country’s interests.
The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and Japan enters into force on 1 February 2019.
Israel and Japan are in talks to enter a free trade agreement between the countries.
Donald Trump signed the so-called Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA) includes a call for the US to return to multilateral trade deals, countering the President’s own tendency to pursue agreements with individual countries such as Mexico, Canada and Japan.
Pacific trade pact takes off with tariff cut in six nations that ratified the pact
A free trade agreement between Japan and the European Union will take effect on 1 February 2019 as both sides completed their ratification
The European Parliament voted 474 in favor to 156 against the agreement that binds two economies accounting for about a third of global gross domestic product.
US drug manufacturers want Japan to provide 12 years of data protection for biologic medicine in upcoming trade talks. That would be four more years than Japan currently provides.
Over the past decade, India’s trade imbalance vis-à-vis its existing CEPA partners has steadily increased, says a study by Third World Network.
The CGT, the French Trade Union Confederation and ZENROREN the Japanese Trade Union are calling on MEPs not to ratify JEFTA and to demand transparent negotiations in which workers’ unions have their say.