USTR - Press Releasehttp://www.ustr.gov/node/64/205,420,422/10en-usReadout of Meeting between U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Japanese Minister for Economic and Fiscal Policy Akira AmariWashington, D.C. - Ambassador Froman, Minister Amari and their teams met on Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss the outstanding issues in our bilateral TPP negotiations, focusing on agriculture and autos.  While there were constructive working level discussions over the weekend, we were unable to make further progress on the key outstanding issues. The United States continues to demonstrate a commitment to the level of ambition that all TPP countries agreed to attain when they entered negotiations.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/September/Readout-of-Meeting-between-USTR-Froman-and-Japanese-Minister-Amari2014-09-24T04:00:00TPP Negotiators Make Important Progress on AgreementHanoi – Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) chief negotiators completed 10 days of intensive meetings today, making important progress across a range of issues as they continue their drive toward a comprehensive, high-standard agreement. "We have committed to a focused work plan, which will allow us to boost momentum and make continued progress,” said Barbara Weisel, U.S. Chief Negotiator for TPP. "All countries involved want to reach a conclusion to unlock the enormous opportunity TPP represents.”http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/September/TPP-Negotiators-Make-Important-Progress-on-Agreement2014-09-10T04:00:00U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman Promotes the Benefits of Exporting and President Obama’s Historic Trade Agenda in Des Moines, IowaTop U.S. Trade Official Meets with Farmers, Iowa State Fair-Goers, Business Leaders, and Elected Officials to Discuss Obama Administration Efforts to Grow the Middle Class Through Trade http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/August/USTR-Froman-Promotes-Benefits-Exporting-Trade-Agenda-Des-Moines2014-08-09T04:00:00Readout 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-Agriculture2014-07-16T04:00:00Trade Policy and Our Oceans: Ambassador Froman’s Statement on President Obama’s Executive Actions to Preserve and Protect Oceans Froman highlights ongoing USTR objectives in major trade agreements that will promote ocean sustainability Washington, D.C. – U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman issued the following statement following the President’s announcement of new executive action to combat illegal fishing and support trade in legal, sustainable seafood.  http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/June/Trade-Policy-Our-Oceans-Statement-on-Executive-Actions-to-Preserve-Protect-Oceans2014-06-17T04:00:00Remarks by Ambassador Michael Froman at the Council on Foreign Relations: The Strategic Logic of TradeRemarks by Ambassador Michael Froman at the Council on Foreign RelationsThe Strategic Logic of Trade New York, N.Y. June 16, 2014 *As Delivered*http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/speeches/transcripts/2014/June/Remarks-USTR-Froman-at-Council-Foreign-Relations-Strategic-Logic-of-Trade2014-06-16T04:00:00Joint Statement at the TPP Ministers Meeting in SingaporeSingapore - We, the Ministers and Heads of Delegation for Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam have just completed a two-day ministerial meeting during which we reviewed recent bilateral engagements, including the U.S.-Japan negotiations last month, as well as the results of the Chief Negotiators meeting last week in Ho Chi Minh City.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/May/Joint-Statement-at-the-TPP-Ministers-Meeting-in-Singapore2014-05-20T04:00:00TPP Meetings in Vietnam Chief negotiators and key experts from the Trans-Pacific Partnership countries met this week in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam . Below is a detailed breakdown by date of the meetings:May 12-15: Chief Negotiatorshttp://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/May/TPP-meetings-in-Vietnam2014-05-14T04:00:00