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Japan and the TPP

  • Tuesday, October 09, 2012
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Paul Hastings LLP (Los Angeles, CA)


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • American Australian Association
    Foreign Trade Association
    TOWN HALL Los Angeles
    Women in International Trade

Registration is closed
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
5:30pm - 7:00pm Program
7:00pm - 7:30pm Networking Reception

Paul Hastings LLP
515 S. Flower Street, 25th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071   *See parking info below
(Pre-Registration is required for security. Please bring your photo ID to enter building)

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”) is a sweeping trade agreement proposal involving the U.S. and eight other Pacific Rim nations – Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand, Peru and Vietnam. Last year, Japan announced it would begin consultations with TPP countries toward joining the TPP negotiations. Prime Minister Noda is considering joining TTP negotiations “under the right conditions,” but he faces domestic opposition as well as a challenge to his leadership. Please join our panel of experts for a for a timely update on the ongoing discussions, as well as an assessment of Japan's readiness to meet the TPP's high standards for liberalizing trade and to address specific issues of concern. 


Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Japan, Korea and APEC Affairs 
Ms. Cutler is responsible for developing and implementing U.S. trade policy towards Japan and Korea, and for trade and investment initiatives in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. She was the Chief U.S. Negotiator for the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement Negotiations, signed in June 2007.

Consul General, Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles
A graduate of Tokyo University’s Faculty of Law, Consul General Niimi’s previous assignments were to England, France, Iran, Kenya, Russia and Thailand. More recently, he was Deputy Director-General, Trade Policy Bureau at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and Assistant Vice Minister at the Foreign Ministry.

Opening Remarks 
Adjunct Professor, USC Gould School of Law 
Mr. Peck's main areas of expertise include international trade law and remedies, trade-related intellectual property matters, international negotiations, and international trade policy. Mr. Peck was Senior Director for Intellectual Property at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative from 2003-2005, and Director of Japanese Affairs from 2001-2003.

JAS Members $35
Non-Members & Guests $45
Networking Reception only $20

Register by Monday, October 8th

*$5 validated 3-hour parking is available at the City National Plaza Parking Garage, located at 400 S. Flower St. at the 4th Street signal light. 

Cooperating Organizations

American Australian Association

Asia Society Southern California

Foreign Trade Association 

TOWN HALL Los Angeles

Women in International Trade
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