Tag: Japan

Domestic Content Requirements: Contrasting Treatment

The Biden administration has demonstrated that it can be flexible in carrying out its ‘Made in America’ agenda when necessary to accomplish other goals. This flexibility can be seen in its contrasting approaches to implementing domestic content

EU Regional Trade Agreements with Procurement Commitments: A Djaghe Reference Paper

A Djaghe reference paper, EU Regional Trade Agreements with Procurement Commitments examines the European Union’s negotiations of regional trade agreements (RTAs) with both parties to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) and non-GPA parties. In

US-Japan Deal: No Auto Tariff Exemption

Last week, the White House announced that the United States had reached two agreements with Japan. This week, on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Abe issued a joint statement that they had

US-Japan Reach Initial Trade Agreements

This post explores the White House’s September 16th announcement that the United States had reached two agreements with Japan: “an initial trade agreement regarding tariff barriers” and another on digital trade. The administration also plans “further

GPA Reciprocity: Incentives for Bilateral Agreements

This post presents a paper that examines the numerous derogations from the most-favored-nation (MFN) principle applied by parties to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA). Reciprocity conditions are attached to every element of market access

Whither Trump’s Trade Policy?

Just when President Trump seemed on the brink of concluding a comprehensive trade agreement with China, the talks fell apart on May 10, and he responded with more tariffs. In light of the set-back, this post considers how Trump’s approach to trade

Titanium 232 Petition: Agreement with Japan?

In March, the Department of Commerce launched an investigation into whether the quantity or circumstances of titanium sponge imports into the United States threaten to impair the national security. It was prompted by a petition, filed by Titanium Metals

U.S. & EU: Contrasting Trade Agendas

The U.S. trade agenda stands in stark contrast to that of the European Union. While one is inward looking and narrowly focused, the other looks outward and calls for an ambitious negotiating schedule. This post highlights the major actions that the Atlantic

EU-Japan Trade Pact: Government Procurement

On July 6th, the European Union and Japan reached an agreement in principle on the results, to date, of the negotiations of the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (JEEPA). One of the areas in which the two sides announced results is government

2017 Trade Barriers Report: Government Procurement

  In the 2017 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE), the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) highlights significant barriers to U.S. exports. Government procurement policies, such as “buy national” policies and closed