On October 26, 2018, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) published in the Federal Register a request for comments and notice of public hearing on negotiating objectives for a proposed US-Japan Trade Agreement (announced on October 16, 2018) including US interests and priorities, in order to develop US negotiating positions. You can provide comments in writing and orally at a public hearing. Our aim in negotiations with Japan is to address both tariff and non-tariff barriers and to achieve fairer, more balanced trade.

The deadline for the submission of written comments, and for written notification of your intent to testify, as well as a summary of your testimony at the public hearing November 26, 2018. The Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) will hold a public hearing beginning at 9:30 am on December 10, 2018.