US intends to pursue 3 separate trade agreements

October 17, 2018 – The US Trade Representative (USTR) announced today that it intends to begin bilateral trade negotiations with Japan, the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK).

Ambassador Robert Lighthizer (USTR) said, “We are committed to concluding these negotiations with timely and substantive results for American workers, farmers, ranchers and businesses.” In officially notifying Congress, the USTR is following the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) top fast-track consultations with Congress.

The announcement stipulates that, “In accordance with TPA, USTR will publish objectives for the negotiations at least 30 days before formal trade negotiations begin.”

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