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(In Trade)
April 06, 2021

The Japanese prime minister next week will be the first foreign leader to meet in-person with President Biden.


(In Trade)
April 02, 2021

Suga and Biden are expected to discuss how to strengthen the Indo-Pacific region and collaborate on countering China


(In Trade)
April 01, 2021

The products Kikukawa listed are key to the Biden administration’s climate goals.


(In Trade)
March 26, 2021

Daniel Kritenbrink is a career Foreign Service officer who once served as senior director for Asian affairs on the National Security Council.


(In Trade)
March 23, 2021

The USTR and her Japanese counterpart “shared concerns about unfair trading practices from non-market economies, such as China.”


(Daily News)
March 15, 2021

Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Japan this week to meet with his counterpart and other officials for discussions on a range of issues including digital trade, an area analysts say is ripe for the two countries to address in trying to counter China’s influence.


(Daily News)
January 28, 2021

President Biden should consider striking “sectoral” deals on key issues as his administration works to develop a comprehensive trade agenda, analysts said this week.


(In Trade)
November 12, 2020

“The U.S. and Japan now need to think bigger, broader, harder and in greater unison about how to maximize our collective impact on urgent regional and global challenges.”


(In Trade)
October 22, 2020

“Japan … may be less inclined to provide access to U.S. rice, sugar, and the remaining dairy products in subsequent negotiations.”


(Daily News)
October 15, 2020

The U.S.-Japan trade agreement fully complies with World Trade Organization rules, Tokyo said last week after facing questions from several countries in Geneva.


(In Trade)
September 22, 2020

Rep. Adrian Smith writes that Japan’s new prime minister “has emphasized strengthening existing ties with the United States. What better way to do that than to get Phase Two off the ground.”


(In Trade)
September 09, 2020

The congresswoman also lamented that “In this current campaign season, the Republicans love to claim that a Democrat is somehow too close to China or a socialist.”


(Daily News)
September 08, 2020

Two senior House Ways & Means trade subcommittee Democrats said last week they were optimistic a Biden administration could prioritize a reset of U.S. trade relations.


(Daily News)
September 01, 2020

Jeffrey Gerrish, who until last month was the deputy U.S. Trade Representative for Asia, Europe, the Middle East and industrial competitiveness, said the U.S. and China to date have been able to resolve a slew of issues at the technical level without resorting to their phase-one deal’s enforcement mechanism.


(Daily News)
August 26, 2020

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Toshimitsu Motegi on Wednesday addressed what they see as an “urgent” need to reform the World Trade Organization, including its dispute settlement system, according to the Japanese Foreign Affairs Ministry.


(Daily News)
July 17, 2020

Mobile crane imports primarily come from U.S. allies that do not pose national security threats, providing domestic consumers access to top-of-the-line infrastructure equipment, U.S. crane companies and foreign governments have told the Trump administration.


(In Trade)
July 14, 2020

“Reduces costs and streamlines the process for anyone involved in the organic livestock supply chain by requiring only one organic certification.”


(Daily News)
July 09, 2020

Japan remains one of the few major non-U.S. economies that has not signed up to the European Union-led stopgap appeals arrangement at the World Trade Organization, arguing on Wednesday that any interim plan must be established with an eye toward a long-term solution.


(Daily News)
July 08, 2020

Citing market-access disadvantages, 50 House lawmakers from both sides of the aisle this week called on the administration to “swiftly” pursue a comprehensive phase-two deal with the Japan.


(Daily News)
June 30, 2020

The U.S. on Monday backed Japan’s invocation of the World Trade Organization national security exception in a dispute with South Korea over semiconductor materials. The U.S. has cited the same provision in challenges to its steel and aluminum tariffs.


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