November 17, 2021
Today, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, together with the U.S. and the EU, released a joint statement on the Trilateral Trade Ministers Meeting.
Today, Mr. Hagiuda, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, announced a Joint Statement on the Trilateral Trade Ministers Meeting between the U.S., the EU and Japan.
The Joint Statement states the following.
- Ambassador Katherine Tai, United States Trade Representative, Mr. Hagiuda Koichi, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, and Mr. Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice President of the European Commission, announced that they have agreed to renew their trilateral partnership to address the global challenges posed by non-market policies and practices of third countries. The Trilateral partners will recommence their work in the coming weeks with the intention of meeting in person on the margins of the upcoming WTO Ministerial Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.
Minister Hagiuda, during a bilateral meeting with USTR Tai which preceded the release of the joint statement, also stated “I hope to address unfair trade policies and practices closely working together among value-sharing partners, namely Japan, the U.S. and the EU through discussions in the Trilateral Trade Ministers Meetings.”
- Joint Statement by the Trade Ministers of the United States, Japan, and the European Union(PDF:130KB)
Division in Charge
Multilateral Trade System Department, Trade Policy Bureau