Japan Free Trade Deal A 'Key Priority,' EU Commissioner Says

Law360, New York (September 25, 2013, 4:02 PM EDT) -- The European Union's trade commissioner said on Tuesday he hopes the EU and Japan can move quickly toward a free trade deal, eliminating trade barriers between two of the world's largest economies and driving up exports for both trading partners.

Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht said after a meeting with the Japanese economy minister in Brussels that Japan and the EU had decided to exchange offers on goods and services as soon as possible to provide "extra impetus" to the third round of negotiations on the...
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