New Asia-Pacific Trade Initiatives

A Joint Conference cosponsored by the Peterson Institute and the Japan Economic Foundation

Wendy Cutler, Assistant US Trade Representative for Japan, Korea, and APEC Affairs

Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC

November 27, 2007


The Peterson Institute hosted a joint conference with the Japan Economic Foundation November 27, 2007, to discuss new Asia-Pacific trade initiatives.  The conference addressed three major topics:  the current status of bilateral and regional negotiations throughout the Asia-Pacific, the prospects for a new free trade (or economic partnership) agreement between the United States and Japan, and the outlook for a Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific as now being considered in APEC. 

Wendy Cutler, assistant US Trade Representative for Japan, Korea, and APEC Affairs, was the keynote speaker.



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