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Japan

(In Trade)
August 15, 2019

“The points of contention have become very clear and discussions have been progressing,”


(Daily News)
August 13, 2019

Japanese trade officials are in Washington, DC, this week for meetings at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, a Japanese official confirmed to Inside U.S. Trade, though a ministerial-level meeting has yet to be officially scheduled.


(Daily News)
August 09, 2019

A U.S. official on Wednesday called for Japan and Korea to do some “soul searching” amid flaring tensions between the two countries, while Japan on Thursday approved its first export licenses for chemicals used in tech products headed to South Korea after imposing export restrictions last week.


(In Trade)
August 07, 2019

Ujczo spoke about his firm’s “war room” that tracks the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement in Congress as well as Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum -- and, potentially, autos -- along with U.S.-China trade negotiations.


(Daily News)
August 06, 2019

While an escalating trade fight between Japan and South Korea is already affecting U.S. supply chains, the Trump administration has yet to show definitively whether it plans to intervene -- though industry officials and analysts say they would like to see the U.S. do so.


(Daily News)
August 06, 2019

Eyeing a first-stage deal as soon as September, U.S. and Japanese officials wrapped up another round of ministerial meetings last week in Washington, DC, with digital trade a key component of the talks.


(Daily News)
July 31, 2019

As it works on a potential trade deal with Japan, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is eyeing provisions in trade law allowing for unilateral tariff changes that do not require congressional approval, according to sources familiar with the talks.


(Daily News)
July 23, 2019

President Trump is holding China accountable for its failure to deliver on promised agricultural purchases as the two sides resume talks, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Tuesday.


(In Trade)
July 23, 2019

“I plan to explain to all those involved that Japan's measure affects the global economy, with implications for all products that use semiconductors.”


(Daily News)
July 16, 2019

Japanese and U.S. officials met for another round of trade talks in Washington, DC last week focusing on tariff cuts in agricultural and industrial goods, with some sources suggesting the U.S. is keen on striking an early deal that does not require Capitol Hill’s approval.


(In Trade)
July 12, 2019

“Japan’s trade-restrictive measures could not only hurt Korean enterprises but also disrupt the global supply chain.”


(Daily News)
July 02, 2019

Members of the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity will continue trying to reach consensus over the coming months, eyeing a renewal of the forum's mandate by November.


(Daily News)
June 28, 2019

President Trump on Friday held several meetings with world leaders in Osaka, Japan, addressing a host of trade issues during a G20 summit that administration officials said was notable for its focus on World Trade Organization reform and digital economy coordination.


(In Trade)
June 26, 2019

The Japanese trade minister refuted U.S. officials this week, saying, “there will be no partial agreement. It will be a package agreement.”


(In Trade)
June 25, 2019

President Trump will travel to Osaka, Japan, for the G20 summit this week. He is expected to meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.


(In Trade)
June 21, 2019

Tokyo pressed the U.S. to drop its tariff on Japanese autos and auto parts.


(Daily News)
June 18, 2019

A trade deal with Tokyo that covers agriculture is feasible “in the next few months,” U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday, with “across-the-board” issues to be addressed later.


(Daily News)
June 14, 2019

Toshimitsu Motegi, Japan’s economic revitalization minister, said this week that “early results” of a U.S.-Japan free trade deal would be achieved soon after the country’s parliamentary elections end in July.


(Daily News)
June 13, 2019

Democratic lawmakers are calling on the Trump administration to explain the president’s recent claims that a new immigration deal with Mexico to avert 5 percent tariffs included additional agriculture purchases.


(Daily News)
June 09, 2019

TSUKUBA, JAPAN – G20 trade ministers concluded their summit here this weekend with a joint statement and a chairs’ statement outlining a “need” to ameliorate the global trading environment and undertake World Trade Organization reform “with a sense of urgency.”


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