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Japan, U.S. See Little Progress in TPP Farm Tariff Talks

Posted September 10, 2014

Under International Trade Issues

(Japan Times)

Japan and the United States made only “very limited” progress in two days of working-level talks over Tokyo’s proposed exceptions to tariff abolition for key farm products under the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a Japanese official said Wednesday.

“We were not able to make as much progress as we had expected,” Hiroshi Oe, deputy chief negotiator for the free trade talks, told reporters after wrapping up the working-level meeting with acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Wendy Cutler in Tokyo. Read more here.