Japan-US TPP negotiations with Japan will change a car rice imports of US rice

BEIJING, Jan. 27, according to Japanese media reports on the 27th, the Japan-US consultations on a Trans-Pacific Economic Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations in key aspects of Japan has proposed a compromise to expand imports of US rice, the staple food production。The United States also give up hope that Japan substantially relax the requirements on imported auto safety standards。  Future negotiations between the two sides will expand Japan's import quotas for rice imports at zero tariff, increasing the number of imported tons per year specific coordination。In addition, the Japan-US consultations to reach a consensus towards this spring are moving forward, the opportunity to conclude the negotiations of the 12 countries involved in the negotiations as a whole is also growing。  Japan's economic diplomacy served as Ambassador Sen Jian Liang, Japan's negotiating team will be from January 28, with the US Trade Representative's office (USTR) Acting Deputy Representative of the United States in Washington to finalize the details of Cutler et al.。In addition, the United States will consult the revocation auto parts tariffs time。  Expand rice imports for Japan, it is the biggest concern of TPP negotiations。Currently, duty-free imports of rice in Japan "minimum import quotas", that is the framework of 770,000 tons per year, imports of US rice, the staple food production in order to scale the number of ten thousand tons。The United States demanded that Japan imports about 20 million tons of rice, but the Japanese government advocates "to increase the number of ten thousand tons of imports is the limit."。Before February to March, Japan's financial and economic regeneration phase Akira Amari will hold talks with representatives of the Office of the US Trade Representative Michael Froman, finalized a mutually acceptable level。Priority imports of US production of staple food of rice within the framework of minimum import quotas for the most powerful program。Japan will maintain duties on rice。  Japan's domestic rice production reached 750 million tons per year, and therefore to expand imports of US rice, rice prices have limited impact on the overall market, but Australia and other countries may also require Japan agreed to import its rice。  The United States has asked Japan to relax the safety and environmental standards in the occasion of imported cars, and this is the demand to give up。Earlier, the United States asked Japan to relax restrictions set by the Japanese automotive safety, emissions and environmental performance division, as long as you can meet US import standards。Since the withdrawal of Japan whether such requirements are difficult to accept, in the idea that the Japanese government: "To reach a consensus, the US attitude becomes positive."。  Japan-US consultations on the rest of focus include the US elimination of import tariffs on auto parts time, Japanese cars in the United States and Japan beef, pork import surge, starting tariff increases "emergency import restrictions" of conditions。  TPP negotiations in 12 countries across the Pacific, Australia and Canada, attended。The overall size of the economy accounting for about 80% of the Japan-US progress in negotiations will be the engine, pushing to speed up the whole process of negotiations。