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President Trump, PM Abe to meet on Sept. 25, likely to sign new trade deal

  • September 18, 2019
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NHK, TV Asahi, NTV, TBS, and Kyodo News reported today that National Economic Council Chairman Kudlow said during a speech at the US-Japan Business Conference in Washington on Tuesday that President Trump will meet with Prime Minister Abe in New York on Sept. 25 and the two leaders are expected to sign a trade deal. NHK pointed out that Kudlow did not comment on whether the U.S. will impose additional tariffs on Japanese auto exports. TV Asahi quoted him as saying that the two sides have agreed to reduce tariffs on agricultural products and made progress on the issue of tariffs on industrial products. NTV reported that Kudlow indicated that while the trade deal will be limited to tariffs and other matters relating to goods, this should be expanded to a comprehensive trade agreement that covers services and other areas in the future.

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