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US, Japan to Resume Free Trade Negotiations Wednesday

Posted April 14, 2015

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Reuters | TeleSUR)

Japanese and U.S. officials will meet Wednesday in efforts to reach a bilateral deal giving momentum to the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade negotiations, the Japanese government said Monday.

Negotiators from both countries will meet to discuss the remaining disagreements over agricultural goods and the auto industry.

The TPP negotiations between Japan and 11 other countries, have stalled, as Japan wants to protect farm products such as rice, wheat, sugar, dairy, beef and pork, while the United States argues Japan has non-tariff barriers in its auto sector. Click here to read more.