After Japan TPP Entry, USTR Asks For Economic Impact Study

Law360, New York (May 2, 2013, 5:18 PM EDT) -- The U.S. trade representative asked the U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday to investigate the likely economic effects of allowing duty-free imports of products from Japan, which just recently joined the ongoing talks for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

In a letter to the ITC, acting USTR Demetrios Marantis asked the trade agency to consider what impact removing all duties on imported Japanese products would have on both domestic industries and on U.S. consumers.

The request came just nine days after the 11 countries then negotiating the TPP...
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