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TPP sows fear in Japan’s agriculture industry
As the resurrected TPP moves forward, Japanese consumer groups and farmers fear the effects.Many argue that seeds are likely to become more expensive by the proposed abolishment of the Seed Law.
Japan wheat market to tighten
US wheat growers are likely to lose some market share in Japan in the coming years because of a free trade agreement between Japan and the European Union, and the newly constituted Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new USDA report warns.
Japan pushes for March signing of TPP 11
Tokyo’s point man travelling to Vietnam, Mexico to seek consensus on outstanding issues.
Japan’s farm output to take ¥150 billion hit after new Pacific trade deal’s effects kick in: estimates
Japan’s agricultural, forestry and fisheries output will suffer by up to ¥150 billion ($1.3 billion) once the effects of an 11-member Pacific Rim free trade agreement kick in
Pakistan working towards FTA with Pacific South East nations
Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines in the Pacific region are among the countries in the list to start a dialogue on Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) which will pave the way towards FTA for promoting trade liberalization.
Taiwan asks Japan for support in seeking membership of CPTPP
Taiwan asked Japan for support in its efforts to join a new regional trade arrangement called the "Comprehensive Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership" (CPTPP) to contribute to regional prosperity.
EU-Japan trade agreement not compatible with EU data protection
The implicit cross-border data flow commitments do not have a sufficient safeguard. This is not compatible with the EU Fundamental rights system.
Japan, EU finalize trade deal, aim at implementation in early 2019
Japan and the European Union finalized negotiations on a free trade deal, with the two sides aiming to implement it in early 2019.
T.N. seeks to stay Nissan arbitration
The Tamil Nadu government moved the Madras High Court for an interim stay on carmaker Nissan Motor from proceeding with international arbitration over the alleged non-payment of incentives being claimed by it from the State.
Japan and EU to agree on EPA tariffs, put off investment deal
Japan and the European Union intend to bring an economic partnership agreement into effect in 2019 as planned by finalizing tariff-related measures first and setting aside those on investment.
Japan and EU to hold EPA talks next week in Brussels
Malmstroem has expressed her intention to conclude a final deal by Christmas. Japan and the EU reached a broad agreement in the EPA talks in July.
Nissan sues India over outstanding dues; seeks over $770 million
Japanese automaker Nissan Motor has begun international arbitration against India to seek more than $770 million in a dispute over unpaid state incentives.
Trudeau replaces Trump as biggest obstacle to Pacific trade pact
While Japan in particular wants a quick deal on the pact that Trump abandoned earlier this year, Canada says more talks are needed on contentious points.
The new geopolitics of trade in Asia
The APEC Leaders’ summit meeting, which took place in Danang, Vietnam, crystallized the new geopolitics of trade in Asia.
Chinese premier calls for advancing China-Japan-South Korea FTA negotiations
China-Japan-South Korea FTA negotiations were launched in November 2012, with the 12th round of the negotiations being held in Tokyo in April 2017.
Abe, Trump seek Indian-Pacific strategy to counter China
Japan and the United States are sailing toward a joint strategy focused on the Indian-Pacific region as one way of containing the maritime advances being made by China into the East China Sea and South China Sea.
RCEP trade agreement delayed till 2018
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership will not reach an agreement in 2017 while Japan signs deal with ASEAN covering services and investment.