TOE Alert: Time Running out for TPP; Auto Talks in DC Make Little or No Headway

posted by Richard Katz on September 16, 2015

Found in Japan, US, categorized in International Trade and Investment

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Maybe it’s our lack of imagination, but it’s hard for us to envision how this gap can be overcome in just one week, and how all other disputes can be surmounted in just two weeks.


Automotive TPP talks last week in DC failed to resolve—or even narrow substantially—the gap among the US, Japan, Canada and Mexico. Another round of talks is expected next week.

About Richard Katz

Richard Katz is Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics In International Affairs, the New York correspondent for Weekly Toyo Keizai, a leading Japanese business magazine, and formerly the editor of The Oriental Economist Report, a monthly newsletter on Japan.

Mr. Katz has taught about Japan’s economy as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the New York University Stern School of Business, and as a Visiting Lecturer in Economics at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook.

Mr. Katz is the author of two books on Japan's economic travails and has just finished a third book on reviving entrepreeurship in Japan.

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