Trans-Pacific Partnership http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/39888/all en US welcomes Japan's move to join TPP trade talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/us-welcomes-japans-move-join-tpp-trade-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States on Friday hailed Japan's plan to join the talks for the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade zone.</p> <p>"The United States welcomes Prime Minister (Shinzo) Abe's important announcement formally expressing Japan's interest in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations," said Acting US Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis.</p> <p>"Since early last year, the United States has been engaged with Japan in bilateral TPP consultations on issues of concern with respect to the automotive and insurance sectors and other non-tariff measures," he said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/us-welcomes-japans-move-join-tpp-trade-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Trans-Pacific Partnership AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 16:01:16 +0000 5784614 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan, U.S. agree on Tokyo joining Trans-Pacific trade talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130412/japan-us-agree-tokyo-joining-trans-pacific-trade-talks-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kaori Kaneko and Doug Palmer</p> <p>TOKYO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Japan and the United States on Friday agreed on a deal paving the way for Tokyo to join talks on an Asia-Pacific free trade agreement, increasing the economic weight of the proposed pact and triggering a loud protest from U.S. automakers.</p> <p>The deal brings Japan closer to entering talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which the United States, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Australia and New Zealand hope to finish this year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130412/japan-us-agree-tokyo-joining-trans-pacific-trade-talks-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health International relations International trade Politics Trans-Pacific Partnership Thomson Reuters Sat, 13 Apr 2013 00:30:20 +0000 5814545 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. gov't notifies Congress of intent to include Japan in TPP talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130430/us-govt-notifies-congress-intent-include-japan-tpp-tal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The U.S. government on Wednesday notified Congress of its intent to include Japan in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade talks, the office of the U.S. Trade Representative said, paving the way for Tokyo to join the multilateral negotiations in July.</p> <p> "Today's notification triggers a 90-day consultation period with Congress and the public on U.S. negotiating objectives with respect to Japan," the office said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130430/us-govt-notifies-congress-intent-include-japan-tpp-tal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business International relations International trade Politics Trans-Pacific Partnership Kyodo News International Tue, 30 Apr 2013 19:50:54 +0000 5828803 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan, Vietnam reaffirm cooperation in TPP talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130503/japan-vietnam-reaffirm-cooperation-tpp-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Japan and Vietnam on Friday reaffirmed their cooperation in multilateral negotiations to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact, the Japanese minister in charge of TPP issues told reporters.</p> <p> Japan's economic revitalization minister Akira Amari, who doubles as minister in charge of TPP issues, said he agreed with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung that the two countries' negotiators will exchange information in working-level TPP talks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130503/japan-vietnam-reaffirm-cooperation-tpp-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military history by country Politics Socialism Trans-Pacific Partnership Kyodo News International Fri, 03 May 2013 16:03:29 +0000 5830497 at http://www.globalpost.com Hashimoto clarifies remarks on "comfort women" after flak http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130507/refiling-update1-japan-taiwan-end-joint-fishing-commit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto on Wednesday sought to clarify his remarks on a system to recruit women into sexual servitude for Japan's soldiers during World War II, saying he personally does not condone the scheme.</p> <p> Two days after he made controversial remarks that the so-called comfort women were "necessary to maintain discipline" in the Japanese military, Hashimoto told reporters he simply stated a fact that people at the time had that kind of view.</p> <p><a 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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130507/ustr-asks-public-comments-japans-entry-tpp-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said Tuesday it has published a request for public comments in the Federal register regarding Japan's participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade talks.</p> <p> Written comments from the public are due June 9, the office said, adding it will also hold a public hearing on July 2 in Washington. </p> <p> These are part of the U.S. domestic procedures to finalize the decision to accept Japan as a new member in the multilateral trade liberalization talks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130507/ustr-asks-public-comments-japans-entry-tpp-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations International trade Trans-Pacific Partnership United States trade policy Kyodo News International Tue, 07 May 2013 22:00:17 +0000 5833187 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan likely to miss most of July TPP trade talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130517/japan-likely-miss-most-july-tpp-trade-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Japan is likely to miss most of the next round of Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade negotiations in July as it is being arranged to start before the country becomes the 12th member of the talks, a senior Malaysian government official said Friday.</p> <p> The 18th round is set to be held July 15 to 24 in Kuala Lumpur, while Japan waits for the United States to complete its 90-day notice to Congress around July 24 to officially admit it as a new member of multilateral talks for creating one of the largest free trade zones in the world.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130517/japan-likely-miss-most-july-tpp-trade-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations International trade Trans-Pacific Partnership Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Kyodo News International Fri, 17 May 2013 11:46:14 +0000 5840097 at http://www.globalpost.com GDP growth may drop 1 point by joining TPP: researchers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130522/gdp-growth-may-drop-1-point-joining-tpp-researchers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Japan's gross domestic product growth could be pushed down by 1.0 percentage point, or 4.8 trillion yen, if it joins the envisaged Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement, a group of Japanese researchers said Wednesday.</p> <p> The estimate, covering the impact of tariff elimination on farming and increases in exports to other countries, contrasts with the government estimate released in March that the pact could boost growth by 0.66 point, or 3.2 trillion yen.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130522/gdp-growth-may-drop-1-point-joining-tpp-researchers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International trade Trans-Pacific Partnership Kyodo News International Wed, 22 May 2013 07:15:55 +0000 5843510 at http://www.globalpost.com Next round of TPP trade talks to be extended 1 day for Japan: source http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130524/next-round-tpp-trade-talks-be-extended-1-day-japan-sou <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The next round of Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade negotiations will be extended by a day as countries involved will welcome Japan as the 12th member of the talks in late July, a negotiation source said Thursday.</p> <p> As the current round in Peru nears its end on Friday, the 11 countries involved in the talks for creating one of the world's largest free trade areas have agreed to hold the round in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur July 15-25, adding one day to the initially planned 10-day schedule through July 24, the source told Kyodo News.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130524/next-round-tpp-trade-talks-be-extended-1-day-japan-sou" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations International trade Shinzō Abe Trans-Pacific Partnership Kyodo News International Fri, 24 May 2013 04:00:40 +0000 5845208 at http://www.globalpost.com Next TPP trade round set for July 15-25, Japan to join near end http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130525/next-tpp-trade-round-set-july-15-25-japan-join-near-en <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The eleven countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade negotiations agreed to hold the next round of talks in Kuala Lumpur from July 15 to 25 as they concluded their 17th round of talks in Lima on Friday.</p> <p> After reaching agreements in some key fields, the United States and 10 other TPP members said at the end of the 10-day meeting they have decided to extend the next round by one day to July 25 to include Japan as the 12th member of the talks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130525/next-tpp-trade-round-set-july-15-25-japan-join-near-en" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business International relations International trade Trans-Pacific Partnership Kyodo News International Sat, 25 May 2013 04:15:16 +0000 5845845 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan plans to oppose fishing subsidy ban in TPP trade talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130608/japan-plans-oppose-fishing-subsidy-ban-tpp-trade-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Japan plans to oppose a U.S.-proposed ban on fishing subsidies in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade negotiations that Japan will join from July, due to concern the ban would have numerous adverse effects on Japan's fishing industry, government sources said Saturday.</p> <p> If the subsidy ban is introduced by other TPP countries, the Japanese government will call to limit its scope to subsidies that would obviously lead to overfishing, as the Japanese fishing industry heavily depends on subsidies, according to the sources.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130608/japan-plans-oppose-fishing-subsidy-ban-tpp-trade-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economics Environment International relations Technology Trans-Pacific Partnership Kyodo News International Sun, 09 Jun 2013 01:32:41 +0000 5853347 at http://www.globalpost.com 19th round of TPP trade talks to start with focus on tariffs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130817/19th-round-tpp-trade-talks-start-focus-tariffs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The 19th round of negotiations to create a Trans-Pacific free trade pact will begin later this month in Brunei, with talks on tariff eliminations expected to gain momentum.</p> <p> For Japan, which joined the 12-member Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations from the tail end of the Malaysia round last month, the upcoming round from Aug. 22 to 30 will mark the beginning of full-fledged participation.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130817/19th-round-tpp-trade-talks-start-focus-tariffs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business International relations International trade Trans-Pacific Partnership Kyodo News International Sat, 17 Aug 2013 07:30:35 +0000 5911816 at http://www.globalpost.com Some TPP countries proposing tariff phaseouts of over 10 yrs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130825/some-tpp-countries-proposing-tariff-phaseouts-over-10- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Some countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade negotiations are proposing phaseout periods extending over 10 years for the elimination of tariffs, negotiation sources said Sunday.</p> <p> The proposal could affect the negotiating stance of Japan, which has been seeking to exempt tariffs on key farm products from the TPP's liberalization rule.</p> <p> While the TPP is aimed at eliminating all tariffs, the length of phaseout periods and exceptions to the elimination rule depend on the ongoing negotiations.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130825/some-tpp-countries-proposing-tariff-phaseouts-over-10-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International economics International relations International trade Trans-Pacific Partnership Kyodo News International Sun, 25 Aug 2013 12:33:28 +0000 5917325 at http://www.globalpost.com Malaysia should abandon TPP talks, ex-PM Mahathir says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130826/malaysia-should-abandon-tpp-talks-ex-pm-mahathir-says <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The Malaysian government should pull out from the trans-Pacific free trade talks, former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Monday, calling the proposed trade pact a U.S. tool to extend its hegemony.</p> <p> Mahathir, who stepped down in 2003 and was a sharp critic of the United States during his 22 years in office, has become the leading voice in Malaysia against the Trans-Pacific Partnership initiative.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130826/malaysia-should-abandon-tpp-talks-ex-pm-mahathir-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Malaysia Malaysian Muslims Politics Politics of Malaysia Social Issues Trans-Pacific Partnership Kyodo News International Mon, 26 Aug 2013 11:51:35 +0000 5917870 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan offers 75% tariff elimination in 1st year of TPP accord http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130923/japan-offers-75-tariff-elimination-1st-year-tpp-accord <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Japan formally offered 75 percent of its goods for tariff liberalization in the first year in negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact on Saturday, a source close to the negotiations said.</p> <p> Japan made its offer as the TPP chief negotiators, meeting in Washington, agreed to set Oct. 17 as the date for all 12 countries to exchange offers on all goods with the aim of concluding a deal by the end of this year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. 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