USTR - Press Releasehttp://www.ustr.gov/node/64/205,105/10en-usReadout of Meeting Between United States and Japanese Trade Negotiators Regarding TPP and AgricultureWashington, D.C. – Acting Deputy USTR Wendy Cutler and Chief Agricultural Negotiator Darci Vetter held two days of meetings with Ambassador Hiroshi Oe and MAFF Director General Makoto Osawa, of Japan, regarding TPP agriculture market access issues.  They continued to make some progress in narrowing the gaps on treatment of a range of agricultural products.  Dates for the next meetings will be set in the near future, and technical experts continue to meet this week.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/August/Readout-Meeting-Btwn-US-Japanese-Trade-Negotiators-Regarding-TPP-Agriculture2014-08-06T04:00:00Readout of Meetings Between Acting Deputy USTR Wendy Cutler and Ambassador Takeo Mori of Japan on Motor Vehicle Trade Washington, D.C. – Acting Deputy USTR Wendy Cutler and Ambassador Takeo Mori of Japan concluded three days of meetings regarding U.S.-Japan parallel negotiations on motor vehicle trade. Both governments continued to make steady progress and narrow the remaining differences, building on the momentum from meetings recently held in Tokyo. The United States and Japan are still working through a number of important issues, and dates for the next meetings will be set in the near future.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/July/Readout-Meetings-Acting-Dep-USTR-Wendy-Cutler-Amb-Mori-Motor-Vehicle-Trade2014-07-20T04:00:00Readout of Meeting Between Acting Deputy USTR Wendy Cutler and Ambassador Hiroshi Oe on TPP and Agriculture Washington, D.C. – Acting Deputy USTR Wendy Cutler concluded two days of constructive meetings with Ambassador Hiroshi Oe of Japan regarding bilateral market access in the TPP.  They continued to make some progress in narrowing the gaps on treatment of a range of agricultural products.  The next meetings are planned for August 4-5 in Washington, D.C.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/July/Readout-Mtg-Btwn-Acting-Deputy-USTR-Cutler-Ambassador-Hiroshi-Oe-TPP-Agriculture2014-07-16T04:00:00Readout of Meeting between U.S. Trade Representative Froman and Japanese Minister of Economic and Fiscal Policy Akira AmariWashington, D.C. - We have spent the past several weeks working to narrow gaps with Japan.  The round we just completed was focused but difficult.  After more than 20 hours of negotiations, we continue to make progress, and we are now faced with a reasonable number of outstanding issues.  These issues are important to both sides and considerable differences remain.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/April/Readout-Meeting-USTR-Froman-and-Japanese-Minister-Economic-Fiscal-Policy-Amari 2014-04-18T04:00:00Acting Deputy USTR Wendy Cutler to host U.S.-Japan bilateral meetings on the Trans-Pacific PartnershipWashington, D.C. - During March 27-28, Acting Deputy USTR Cutler will meet Ambassador Hiroshi Oe of Japan in Washington, D.C., to continue bilateral market access negotiations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Several days of working-level meetings on market access will also take place between the American and Japanese negotiating teams beginning March 26.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/March/Acting-Deputy-USTR-Cutler-to-host-US-Japan-bilateral-meetings-on-TPP2014-03-24T04:00:00Readout of Meeting Between Acting Deputy USTR Wendy Cutler and Ambassador Hiroshi Oe on TPPWashington, D.C. - Acting Deputy USTR Cutler and Ambassador Hiroshi Oe of Japan completed two days of negotiations on TPP market access issues, focusing on the treatment of agricultural products.  Limited progress was made so far this week and significant gaps remain. Working-level meetings will continue through Friday.  Cutler and Oe agreed to continue discussions on these issues in an effort  to narrow the gaps in the weeks ahead.  Dates for subsequent discussions will be set through diplomatic channels.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/March/Meeting-readout-Acting-Deputy-USTR-Cutler-Ambassador-Oe-on-TPP2014-03-12T04:00:00Ambassador Froman Meets with Japan’s Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Akira AmariUnited States and Japan will continue working toward successful completion of TPPWashington, D.C. – Today in Washington, United States Trade Representative Michael Froman met with Japan’s Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Akira Amari to discuss outstanding issues between the United States and Japan in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/February/USTR-Froman-meets-Japan-Minister-of-State-for-Econ-Akira-Amari2014-02-15T05:00:00Readout of the 3rd Round of U.S.-Japan Parallel Negotiations Washington, D.C. – Acting Deputy USTR Wendy Cutler chaired for the United States this week the 3rd Round of U.S.-Japan Parallel Negotiations on Motor Vehicles, Insurance and other Non-tariff Measures. Both Governments agreed in April 2013 to commence these negotiations after Japan began to participate in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. Following the October 23 conclusion of the round of talks, Ms. Cutler issued the following statement:http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/October/Readout-US-Japan-parallel-negotiations2013-10-23T04:00:00United States and Japan Streamline Organic Trade Across the PacificBaltimore, Maryland— The United States and Japan today announced that beginning January 1, 2014, organic products certified in Japan or in the United States may be sold as organic in either country.This partnership between two significant organic markets will streamline U.S. farmers’ and processors’ access to the growing Japanese organic market, benefiting the rapidly growing organic industry and supporting job creation and business growth on a global scale.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/september/us-japan-organic-trade-across-pacific2013-09-26T04:00:00Readout of TPP Call with U.S. StakeholdersSeptember 9, 2013This afternoon, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman reached out to a broad cross-section of stakeholders to join him on a call to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. As U.S. negotiators press forward to complete a high-standard trade agreement that levels the playing field for U.S. workers and businesses in Asia-Pacific trade, Ambassador Froman set the stage for a deeper level of engagement with these and other stakeholders in the weeks and months ahead.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/august/Readout-TPP-Call-US-Stakeholders2013-09-09T04:00:00