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Suga comments on Bloomberg report on possible U.S. quantitative restrictions on auto trade

  • May 17, 2019
  • , Mainichi, Nikkei, Sankei
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Nikkei and Mainichi wrote that in response to the Bloomberg report on Wednesday that the Trump administration is considering issuing an executive order asking Japan and the EU to adopt quantitative restrictions on their exports of autos and auto parts to the United States, Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga told a regular press briefing on Thursday that measures concerning trade should be consistent with WTO agreements. Mainichi speculated that this matter could become a source of conflict in the U.S.-Japan trade talks. Sankei quoted Suga as saying that if wide-range restrictions are imposed, it will have a major impact on the global economy.

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