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(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.


(Daily News)
November 04, 2019

Citing negotiations with foreign auto companies, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Sunday said he hopes those talks will “bear enough fruit” so the U.S. does not have to put potential Section 232 measures “fully into effect.”


(In Trade)
October 18, 2019

The projection was based on CPTPP and TPP models and assumes the elimination of U.S. auto tariffs.


(In Trade)
October 17, 2019

“I don't think its possible for us to have a hearing and a markup before the deadline,” he told Inside U.S. Trade. “But that would be ideal, wouldn't it?”


(In Trade)
October 16, 2019

“I think it is just inappropriate right now at this moment to insert this liability protection into trade agreements,” Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) said.


(In Trade)
October 15, 2019

The Diet is likely to approve the U.S.-Japan deal, but Abe will face difficult questions about the lack of an explicit commitment by the U.S. not to impose Section 232 tariffs on Japanese autos, analysts said.


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