Public Hearing on Negotiating Objectives for U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement


The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) will hold a public hearing from 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM EST on December 10, 2018 regarding a proposed U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement, including U.S. interests and priorities in order to develop U.S. negotiating positions.

The hearings will take place at the U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436.

The hearing is a part of the public notice and comment process following USTR’s notification to Congress on October 16, 2018 of the Trump Administration’s intention to enter into negotiations with Japan for a U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement.

The Federal Register notice publishing the request for comments on negotiating objectives can be viewed here.

Click here to view a schedule of witnesses.

NOTEMedia and attendees should note that the hearing is on the record but no external cameras or video recording will be allowed in the hearing room. A full transcript of the hearing will be posted on and the public docket on  Please contact with questions or for information on available media arrangements.