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Japan

(Daily News)
May 13, 2020

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Toshimitsu Motegi this week affirmed a joint hope to reform the World Trade Organization’s dispute settlement system and forge new e-commerce rules, according to USTR.


(Daily News)
March 23, 2020

Japan is lobbying additional Asian countries to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership in a bid to reduce supply-chain dependency on China, according to a report out of Japan.


(Daily News)
March 20, 2020

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, like all other federal agencies, is adapting to life during a global pandemic that has radically overhauled how many work. But how, exactly, the new reality is affecting its operations is not known -- and USTR isn’t saying. 


(Daily News)
March 19, 2020

Dan DiMicco, a member of USTR’s chief advisory panel and a longtime adviser to President Trump, said the administration’s trade team is working on business as usual despite complications caused by the coronavirus pandemic.


(Daily News)
February 28, 2020

President Trump this week decided not to impose Section 232 duties on titanium sponge imports despite the Commerce Department’s determination that they threaten national security. 


(In Trade)
December 16, 2019

Earlier this month the upper house of the Japanese Diet approved the pacts after the lower house advanced them in November.


(In Trade)
December 04, 2019

“We expect the president to sign the implementing proclamation for the United States next week,” USTR Lighthizer said in a statement.


(Daily News)
November 27, 2019

A group of outside advisers to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is calling for more robust cybersecurity and information communications technology accords between the U.S. and Japan.


(Daily News)
November 26, 2019

In securing an initial deal with Japan, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative did not meet several of the negotiating objectives required by law, according to an advisory group that includes representatives from states, counties and municipal governments.


(Daily News)
November 20, 2019

Several members of the House Ways & Means trade subcommittee on Wednesday blasted the administration for neglecting to conduct meaningful consultations during their negotiations with Japan as required by the 2015 Trade Promotion Authority law.


(Daily News)
November 19, 2019

Republican Senate Finance Committee members Rob Portman (OH) and Tim Scott (SC) said the administration’s lack of announcement on the Section 232 auto probe this month suggests the president may forgo imposing tariffs on key allies.


(In Trade)
November 19, 2019

This week’s move allows the upper house time to ratify the deal before the Diet session ends on Dec. 9.


(In Trade)
November 19, 2019

No administration officials are scheduled to appear at Wednesday’s hearing.


(Daily News)
November 18, 2019

While an early trade deal with Japan should significantly reduce barriers for U.S. consumers, the Trump administration should push to complete a comprehensive agreement with Tokyo that conforms with World Trade Organization rules and goes beyond the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement in some key areas, according to a group of advisers to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.


(Daily News)
November 14, 2019

House lawmakers are pressing U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer for more information on initial and broader trade deals with Tokyo, questioning how the agency says it is upholding key tenets of a 2015 trade law.


(In Trade)
November 13, 2019

Witnesses have not yet been named for the Nov. 20 hearing.


(Daily News)
November 07, 2019

NEW YORK -- White House trade adviser Peter Navarro and former USTR General Counsel Stephen Vaughn this week said the U.S. was open to working with other countries to rein in Chinese trade behavior, but contended that multilateral efforts have often proven too slow and inefficient and questioned whether some key allies would be helpful in confronting Beijing.


(In Trade)
November 05, 2019

“For automobiles and parts, it’s clearly written into the agreement that we won’t just continue negotiations, but conduct a further negotiation to eliminate tariffs.”


(In Trade)
November 04, 2019

Cruz’s letter reflects a growing concern on Capitol Hill about the inclusion of Section 230-like language in trade agreements.


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