Lawmakers Urge Obama To Keep Japanese Auto Tariffs

Law360, New York (March 14, 2013, 4:56 PM EDT) -- Democratic lawmakers on Thursday pushed President Barack Obama to insist that tariffs stay in place on Japanese cars and trucks if the U.S. and Japan engage in trade talks as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

In a letter to the president, more than three dozen lawmakers from both chambers of Congress said that as the Japanese government weighs a possible entry into the TPP negotiations, the U.S. must consider the "significant, long-standing and persistent economic barriers" that have blocked American exports to Japan and have hurt...
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