U.S. trade rep to try to break trade stalemate with Japan

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman is due to travel to Japan tomorrow to try to persuade the country to increase access for U.S. farm groups and car companies.

Froman believes that Japan lowering its trade barriers would open the way for a deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation trade pact.

Froman's trip comes ahead of a visit by President Obama later this month.

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  • King Rat
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    The TPP would have passed a year ago if the US, Japan, and South Korea did not keep interfering with it. Those three countries may see themselves as important but they are destroying the spirit of the TPP as condition of their membership.


    A 9-nation trade pact that honors all 9 members is better than a 12-nation trade pact that favors the biggest 3.
    6 Apr 2014, 05:43 PM Reply Like
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