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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.  You can view the notification here.


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)

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