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U.S. Pushes Japan for Free Trade Deal

Posted October 22, 2014

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Veronica Cruz – Market Business News)

The US is pushing Japan for a free trade deal, saying that the timing is now to sort out the obstacles for a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact. Penny Pritzker, US Secretary of Commerce, who is on a trade mission in Japan, said “The timing is now for us to sort this out.”

Ms. Pritzker described the time as “ripe” for the US and Japan to find a breakthrough in trade negotiations. The two nations are now much closer to a deal, she added. Read more here.