On October 16, 2018, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) notified Congress that the Trump administration intends to enter into negotiations for a trade agreement with Japan. This notification is part of the Trade Promotion Authority process, which requires ongoing consultations with Congress.
The USTR published in the Federal Register a request for comments on the negotiating objectives for a U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement.
- November 26, 2018: Written comments and requests to testify and statements are due
- December 10, 2018: USTR Public Hearing (9:30 a.m. at the U.S. ITC building)