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Japan, UK to start free trade talks soon

  • May 14, 2020
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, Sankei
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All national dailies except Nikkei reported on a UK government announcement yesterday that it will soon launch negotiations with Japan on an economic partnership agreement with the goal of sealing a deal by the year’s end. While London is hoping to quickly conclude a bilateral trade accord equivalent to the existing Japan-EU EPA that includes cuts in tariffs on goods and regulations on digital trade, the daily said the coronavirus pandemic may stall the planned free trade talks.

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