US Backs Japan's Inclusion In Trans-Pacific Trade Talks

Law360, New York (April 12, 2013, 3:28 PM EDT) -- The U.S. on Friday backed Japan's inclusion into ongoing negotiations for a Pacific free trade agreement after both nations agreed to tackle long-standing trade barriers that have impeded America's insurance industry and automobile exports.

Gaining U.S. support brings Tokyo one step closer to joining talks on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership that currently includes 11 countries. Japan received backing from Mexico on April 8 but will need approval from all participating nations before it is allowed into the negotiations.

The U.S. and Japan have been engaged in...
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