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(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.”


(Daily News)
April 18, 2017

The U.S.-Japan Economic Dialogue may produce work that eventually leads to the negotiation of a bilateral free trade deal between the two countries, Vice President Mike Pence said in Tokyo today alongside Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso following the first meeting of the economic dialogue.


(In Trade)
April 18, 2017

Eyeing more cooperation with the U.S., particularly on cases involving China.


(In Trade)
April 18, 2017

“We have to be honest about where our trade relationship falls short.”


(In Trade)
April 17, 2017

“Our tolerance for continuing to be the deficit that eats the surpluses of the whole rest of the world – the president is not tolerant of that any more.”


(Daily News)
April 14, 2017

The Treasury Department has not found that any country meets its criteria for currency manipulation in a much-anticipated report that for the first time says any country that accounts for “a large and disproportionate share of the overall U.S. trade deficit” will be more closely monitored.


(Daily News)
April 14, 2017

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will accompany Vice President Mike Pence to Japan next week, where U.S. interests in bilateral trade discussions may run up against Japanese hopes to keep talks at a broader economic level, according to sources.


(In Trade)
April 11, 2017

“These agreements should be pursued on a priority basis.”


(In Trade)
April 06, 2017

“Japan needs to be first. We will lose market share in Japan if we do not move quickly on this,” said an executive with the NPPC.


(In Trade)
April 06, 2017

In Tokyo, the vice president will “lead the inaugural U.S.-Japan Economic Dialogue” with his Japanese counterpart.


(In Trade)
March 31, 2017

“We cannot afford to miss this opportunity to reduce trade barriers with Japan, especially for U.S. agriculture producers.”


(Daily News)
March 28, 2017

U.S.-Japan Caucus co-chairs Reps. Dave Reichert (D-WA) and Joaquin Castro (D-TX) voiced support Monday evening for expanding trade with Japan without taking a stance on what shape a potential agreement would take. Japan is still cool to the idea of a bilateral free trade agreement following the U.S. decision to abandon the Trans-Pacific Partnership, sources have told Inside U.S. Trade.


(In Trade)
March 21, 2017

The former USTR, in Japan, says the deal “will make its way into effect, in one form or another.”


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