China, Japan, S. Korea Sign Free Trade Research Pact

Law360, New York (May 7, 2010, 4:46 PM EDT) -- Negotiators from South Korea, China and Japan have reportedly signed a joint research agreement to facilitate their efforts to establish a free trade area among the three countries.

Chinese Vice Commerce Minister Yi Xiaozhun; South Korean chief free trade negotiator Lee Hye-min; and Japanese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Otabe Yoichi and Deputy Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroyuki Ishige signed a deal Thursday to finish up joint research on the proposed free trade area by a 2012 trilateral meeting of the countries' leaders, China's...
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