USTR - Press Releasehttp://www.ustr.gov/node/64/205,45/10en-usStatement on Meeting of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) Joint CommitteeWashington, D.C. – On Monday, December 15, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Korean Trade Minister Yoon Sang-jick and their delegations convened the third meeting of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) Joint Committee in Washington, DC.  The Joint Committee is the premier committee under the agreement, responsible for supervising its implementation, coordinating the work of its other committees, and resolving issues that may arise.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/December/Statement-on-Meeting-of-the-US-Korea-Free-Trade-Agreement-Joint-Committee2014-12-15T05:00:00Readout 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-Amari2014-09-24T04:00:00Readout 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 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-TPP2014-03-12T04:00:00U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement Shows Strong Results on Second AnniversaryWashington – On the second anniversary of the United States – Republic of Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS), strong results are emerging as the agreement delivers new opportunities for American businesses and workers. http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/March/US-Korea-Free-Trade-Agreement-Shows-Strong-Results-on-Second-Anniversary2014-03-12T04:00:00Ambassador 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-Amari2014-02-15T05:00:00USTR Announces Groundbreaking Trade and Investment Results at Conclusion of 2012 APEC Ministerial Meeting09/07/2012Vladivostok, Russia - United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk welcomed the significant outcomes from this week at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial Meeting that will help promote economic and job growth for American workers and businesses.  Specifically, APEC Ministers reached groundbreaking agreement on a list of environmental goods on which tariffs will be cut to 5 percent or less by 2015 - marking the first time that trade negotiations have produced a list of environmental goods for tariff cuts.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/september/ustr-announces-groundbreaking-results-apec-ministerial2012-09-07T04:00:00