USTR - Press Release,420,422/10en-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. 2014-04-18T04:00:00Froman: Atlas Devices Exemplifies Trade's Capacity to Unlock Opportunity, Support JobsBoston – Ambassador Michael Froman joined Boston-based Atlas Devices in unveiling a factory expansion that will increase the company’s manufacturing capacity and support more jobs in Boston as a direct result of the company’s success in exporting. 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. 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. of the Ministers and Heads of Delegation for the Trans-Pacific Partnership CountriesSTATEMENT OF THE MINISTERS AND HEADS OF DELEGATION FOR THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP COUNTRIES February 25, 2014SingaporeWe, the Ministers and Heads of Delegation for Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States, and Vietnam, have just completed a four-day Ministerial meeting in Singapore where we made further strides toward a final agreement. Froman Travels to Singapore for Trans-Pacific Partnership Ministerial MeetingsWashington, D.C. – Today Ambassador Froman will travel to Singapore for Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) ministerial meetings.  These meetings follow ministerial negotiating sessions held in Singapore during December of last year, where important advances were made and potential “landing zones” were identified for the majority of key outstanding issues in the text. Values-Driven Trade Policy: Remarks by Ambassador Froman at the Center for American ProgressA VALUES-DRIVEN TRADE POLICYU.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVE MICHAEL FROMANFEBRUARY 18, 2014 “Thank you, Neera, for that introduction.  Thank you for all of your work, in government and here at CAP, that has contributed so much to progressive economic policies that have improved the well-being of millions of Americans.  And thank you for hosting me here today. 2014-02-18T05:00:00Ambassador 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. of the National Strategy for Combating Wildlife TraffickingWashington, D.C. –U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman issued the following statement following the White House’s unveiling of a National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking, which will strengthen U.S. leadership on this issue, including by strengthening domestic and global enforcement as well as international commitments and cooperation. Briefing by USTR Ambassador Michael Froman 12/10/20139:20 A.M. EST