USTR - Press Releasehttp://www.ustr.gov/node/64/205,105/10en-usReadout 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-Stakeholders2013-09-09T04:00:00Ministerial Guidance Energizes Negotiators' Work During 19th Round of TPP NegotiationsMinisterial Guidance Energizes Negotiators' Work During 19th Round of TPP NegotiationsBandar Seri Begawan, Brunei – Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiators intensified their work this week to close gaps between them as directed by their Ministers, who met last week in Brunei Darussalam to discuss possible landing zones on remaining sensitive and challenging issues and sequencing of issues in the final talks.http://www.ustr.gov/19th-TPP-Round-Summary2013-08-30T04:00:00Joint Press Statement TPP Ministerial Meeting Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei DarussalamJoint Press Statement TPP Ministerial Meeting Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei DarussalamBrunei, Darussalam – The ministers of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries have met jointly and bilaterally on August 22 and 23, 2013 to consider how to address key outstanding issues as negotiations toward a comprehensive, high-standard regional trade and investment agreement enter the final stage.   http://www.ustr.gov/Joint-Press-Statement-TPP-Ministerial-Brunei2013-08-23T04:00:00New U.S. Proposal on Tobacco Regulation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership                 New U.S. Proposal on Tobacco Regulation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership  The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) today posted a fact sheet, available at USTR’s website here, outlining a new proposal related to the handling of tobacco regulation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement.http://www.ustr.gov/New-Proposal-Tobacco-Regulation-Trans-Pacific-Partnership2013-08-22T04:00:00