European Parliament Seeks To Delay Japan Trade Talks

Law360, New York (June 13, 2012, 7:01 PM EDT) -- The European Parliament on Wednesday asked the European Union to hold off on entering trade negotiations with Japan on fears that the Asian nation was unwilling to relinquish certain nontariff barriers to its automotive and other industries.

The EU's parliamentary body voted overwhelmingly to delay the opening of trade negotiations with Japan until it “has stated its position” on a potential EU-Japan free trade agreement.

Members of the European Parliament “voiced concerns on Wednesday that a free-trade deal in the pipeline with Japan could harm the...
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