Japan and EU discuss free-trade dealComments
Japan and the European Union are engaged in talks on opening an economic partnership.
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The five-day talks in the Japanese capital will include discussions on the scrapping of tariffs on agricultural produce, processed foods and cars.
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The negotiations follow the broad agreement reached by Japan and 11 other Pacific Rim countries on the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade deal.
Japan believes that some tariffs need to remain in place in order to protect the country’s agriculture sector.
The EU will be looking to see how Tokyo will deal with the tariff issue on processed goods such as wine and cheese.
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While Japan wants a positive response to its request to have tariffs on automobiles and electronic goods scrapped.