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(In Trade)
May 26, 2017

“We've enjoyed this unique advantage because our main competitor in the Japanese marketplace, Australia, has low cattle supplies.”


(In Trade)
May 25, 2017

Inside U.S. Trade spoke with the trade minister in Hanoi about TPP and the country's trading relationship with the U.S.


(Daily News)
May 23, 2017

HANOI – Trade officials from Japan, Australia and New Zealand, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation ministers meeting here, told Inside U.S. Trade they were not in favor of reopening provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership as a way to ensure its entry into force without the United States – citing a potential unraveling of the deal and the maintenance of the high standards agreed to when the U.S. was still involved.


(Daily News)
May 21, 2017

HANOI -- U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, at his first public appearance here during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation trade ministers meeting, said the U.S. defending its own market against unfair trade practices should not be confused with protectionism -- the definition of which, he claims, “is sort of migrating.”


(Daily News)
May 21, 2017

HANOI -- Trade officials from the Trans-Pacific Partnership signatories on Sunday reiterated their commitment to finding a way for the deal to enter into force without the U.S., announcing here on Sunday they have tasked senior officials to assess a path forward ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders meeting in November.


(Daily News)
May 18, 2017

Members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee used Thursday's confirmation hearing for President Trump’s pick to serve as ambassador to Japan, Bill Hagerty, as a chance to extract pledges that their trade complaints will be addressed.


(In Trade)
May 18, 2017

Prime Minister Bill English wants to avoid a lengthy renegotiation.


(Daily News)
May 18, 2017

The Trump administration is likely to fashion future trade dealings along the lines of its 100-day trade plan with China, Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday.


(In Trade)
May 17, 2017

“The U.S. can no longer sit back and watch as essential industries like steel are destroyed by foreign companies unfairly selling products in U.S. markets.”


(Daily News)
May 15, 2017

Countries with a “significant trade deficit in goods” in 2016 that are the subject of the Commerce Department's review of bilateral trade deficits pushed back against the focus on bilateral trade balances, while also emphasizing the importance of understanding the structure of global value chains in comments submitted to Commerce for the review.


(In Trade)
May 15, 2017

The WTO director-general says he looks forward to talks with Lighthizer to determine what U.S. trade policy will be.


(In Trade)
May 04, 2017

A Commerce Department statement calls the new numbers “alarming.”


(In Trade)
May 04, 2017

Tokyo eyes Australia, New Zealand as key partners in a smaller agreement.


(Daily News)
May 03, 2017

Members of Japan’s National Diet, speaking in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, stressed that Tokyo will not be able to make the same concessions it did in the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks if the U.S. seeks a bilateral agreement with Japan instead -- and said detailed discussions on trade can’t happen until relevant U.S. agencies are adequately staffed.


(Daily News)
May 02, 2017

Japan is not ready to jump into bilateral negotiations on a trade deal with the United States because it remains unclear what the U.S. would want from such a deal and how it would impact trade relationships with the rest of the region, Japan’s ambassador to the United States Kenichiro Sasae said Tuesday.


(In Trade)
May 01, 2017

But Akihisa Nagashima says some concerns were eased following a meeting between President Trump and Pime Minister Abe.


(In Trade)
April 27, 2017

Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso thinks a Pacific deal “could be reached quickly.”


(Daily News)
April 21, 2017

Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso this week offered “no guarantee” the United States will strike a better deal with Tokyo if it chooses to pursue a bilateral trade agreement, stressing that U.S. gains with Japan in the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership depended on other countries “balancing out the gains and losses.”


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