The Trump Administration has announced that it will initiate trade negotiations with Japan. On November 26, 2018, the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) filed comments on the negotiating objectives for the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement. The comments strongly support the negotiation of the agreement, noting the importance of Japan both for fashion retail as well as high-end fabrics, and urges the elimination of the high tariffs and other non-tariff barriers to trade with this critical market. The comments include messaging from earlier Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) comments about global value chains and the need for cutting-edge rules of origin. We will request to testify at the hearing, as well.