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(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.”


(Daily News)
March 16, 2017

The National Economic Council told food and agricultural groups on March 15 that reworking the North American Free Trade Agreement and forging a bilateral deal with Japan are its top two trade negotiating objectives, according to a participant in the White House meeting.


(In Trade)
March 14, 2017

Japan, he testified, is a “primary target where increased access for agriculture is important.”


(Daily News)
March 09, 2017

The United States this week criticized Japan for offering insufficient access to agricultural, automobile, and government procurement markets.


(Daily News)
March 02, 2017

The U.S. has confirmed it will send a representative to a trade summit in Chile on March 14-15, according to a spokeswoman from the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, though the U.S. has yet to say who it will be.


(In Trade)
March 01, 2017

A former World Bank economist says Japan doesn't see China as a likely partner in whatever follows TPP.


(Daily News)
March 01, 2017

A U.S.-Japan bilateral trade agreement could incentivize countries to either join the deal or strike separate trade agreements with the U.S., leaving the door open for a more regional deal in the future, according to trade analysts.


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