USTR Issues Joint Statement on Trilateral Meeting of the Trade Ministers of the U.S., Japan, and EU

Posted by Matt Schmitt on 10/9/18 5:00 PM

On September 26, 2018, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a joint statement on the September 25, 2018, trilateral meeting between the trade ministers of the U.S., Japan, and European Union (EU). In attendance were the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, Mr. Hiroshige Seko, the USTR, Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer, and the European Commissioner for Trade, Mrs. Cecilia Malmström.

The three trade ministers issued statements on the following areas of mutual concern:

  • Non-market-oriented policies and practices of third countries;

  • Industrial subsidies and state owned enterprise;

  • Forced technology transfer policies and practices of third countries;

  • Discussions on World Trade Organization (WTO) reform;

  • Digital trade and e-commerce;

  • Cooperation on other issues.

The USTR’s press release may be found here:

Topics: USTR, EU, Japan

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