USTR - Press Releasehttp://www.ustr.gov/node/64/205,45/10en-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-TPP2014-03-12T04:00:00U.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-ministerial2012-09-07T04:00:00U.S. Trade Representative Kirk Concludes Successful Visit to Vietnam, Trans-Pacific Partnership, Bilateral Issues on Agenda09/03/2012http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/september/kirk-concludes-successful-visit-to-vietnam2012-09-03T04:00:00Statement of United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk at the Close of the APEC Meeting of Ministers Related to TradeKazan, Russia - United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk issued a statement today at the close of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum's annual Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Trade. The meetings took place on June 4 and 5 in Kazan, Russia in the Republic of Tatarstan.From Ambassador Kirk:http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/june/ron-kirk-statement-close-apec2012-06-05T04:00:00U.S. Trade Officials Speak as APEC Trade Meetings Continue06/05/2012Kazan, Russia - United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk spoke today at the second day of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum's Ministers Responsible for Trade meetings regarding efforts in APEC to foster innovative growth.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/june/trade-officials-speak-apec-continues2012-06-05T04:00:00U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk Lays Out Priorities at APEC Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Trade06/04/2012Kazan, Russia - United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk today shared U.S. assessments and goals for Asia-Pacific trade as meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum's Ministers Responsible for Trade continued in Kazan, Russia. Following are key excerpts of Ambassador Kirk's prepared comments on APEC priorities:Regional Economic Integrationhttp://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/june/kirk-priorities-apec-ministers-meeting2012-06-04T04:00:00