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U.S., Japan hold working-level talks in DC; no ministerial scheduled yet

August 13, 2019 at 1:00 PM
Japanese trade officials are in Washington, DC, this week for meetings at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, a Japanese official confirmed to Inside U.S. Trade , though a ministerial-level meeting has yet to be officially scheduled. The working-level meetings, led by Kazuhisa Shibuya, chief of staff of the Trans-Pacific Partnership headquarters, will conclude on Wednesday. A meeting between U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Toshimitsu Motegi, Japan’s economic revitalization minister, is “still under coordination,” the official added. The...

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