US, Japan Must Converge As TPP Talks Wind Down, USTR Says

Law360, New York (November 15, 2013, 2:56 PM EST) -- With negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership in their final stages, now is the time to address long-standing issues that have affected trade with Japan in the automotive and agricultural sectors, the U.S. trade representative said Thursday.

Speaking at the U.S.-Japan Business Council in Washington, D.C., USTR Michael Froman said the time was ripe to put the United States' economic relationship with Japan on “a solid, positive trajectory,” through negotiations for the proposed TPP and parallel bilateral negotiations on issues affecting the automotive and insurance sectors, as well...
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