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Japan mulls bilateral trade deal with US: Nikkei
Japan is mulling a bilateral trade agreement with the United States that would lower tariffs on US agriculture imports in exchange for avoiding higher tariffs on Japanese autos.
Abe, Trump to hold summit in New York on Sept. 26
Japan is hoping to avert any import curbs and potentially steeper US import tariffs on its cars, and fend off U.S. demands for a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA).
The EU-Japan free trade deal: a threat to the fight against illegal timber?
The deal’s impact on efforts to halt illegal logging and the tradein illegal timber remains an area of deep concern.
Japan’s Motegi, USTR Lighthizer likely to hold trade talks on September 21: source
Japanese Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will likely hold a second round of trade talks.
European Parliament gripes against a France Insoumise MEP
The attempt by the European Parliament administration to exert pressure on a tweet on the EU-Japan trade agreement shocked MEP Younous Omarjeee, who condemned this as an attack on freedom of expression.
Ecuadorian trade minister hopes to have EPA with Japan
Ecuadorian Foreign Trade and Investments Minister Pablo Campana expressed his intention to have an economic partnership agreement with Japan
Georgia ready to start free trade talks with Japan
Georgia is ready to start negotiations with Japan on a free trade agreement. Foreign Ministers discussed the ongoing negotiations of bilateral investment agreement.
United for a strong movement against JEFTA
Let’s build a movement against the EU-Japan trade agrement together.
Japan to accept more caregivers from three Southeastern Asian countries
Japan is planning to accept a greater number of caregivers from three Southeastern Asian countries having bilateral free trade agreements with Tokyo as part of efforts to address a labour shortage in the country.
Japan asks Colombia to join TPP
Japan’s foreign minister has met his new Colombian counterpart and asked the South American country to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement.
Japan and Peru agree to seek early implementation of TPP
Japan has already completed its domestic procedures to ratify the pact and Peru is in the midst of its own ratification process.
Japan, US to meet again on trade in September: Japan economy minister
Motegi and Lighthizer exchanged views on individual trade areas but nothing has been decided.
Japan sticks to TPP, US seeks bilateral deal in 1st trade talks
Motegi told Lighthizer that Japan believes the TPP — an 11-member regional trade pact from which the United States withdrew last year — is the best trade deal for the two countries.
No easy answers as Japan, US head for new round of trade talks
Japan will try to avert steep tariffs on its car exports and fend off US demands for a bilateral free trade agreement at talks in Washington, but a quick fix for the trade imbalance between the two countries appears elusive.
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.