Japan's push to enter a broad Asia-Pacific trade pact faces one of its toughest challenges this week: acceptance from Washington. Opposition from American manufacturers and unions, combined with doubts about Tokyo's ability to deliver on promises, could create obstacles.
Japanese trade officials are set to meet their counterparts in Washington on Tuesday to seek approval to join a small but expanding group of nations negotiating to create a regional free-trade bloc. The pact, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, is a key element of President Barack Obama's effort to boost U.S. exports to prop up economic growth.
Click here to access the rest of the article.
Rating: 0.00 / 5.00
Source: Wall Street Journal
Content Tags: wita magazine article •
Other Recent Articles:
Return to the WITA Articles Search Page
|31-Oct-14||What We Think, What We Know: Attitudes and Evidence on Trade and Jobs|
|5-Nov-14||WITA-YTP Fall Happy Hour|
|12-Nov-14||Breakfast with Under Secretary Selig|
|4-Dec-14||International Trade Career Roundtable: Hill Jobs|
J.J. Saulino is an attorney in the Washington, DC office of Crowell & Moring, where he is a member of the firm’s International Dispute Resolution and International Trade practice groups.
He advises U.S. and international firms on compliance with U.S. trade regulations and serves as counsel for clients in both commercial and investor-state arbitrations.
The Manager International Affairs (MIA) will support the Vice President and Counsel for International Affairs in the development and implementation of policies which facilitate U.S. pork exports and which support the international competitive standing of U.S. pork producers. A background in International Affairs is required. Experience in(more)