Levin Seeks Tough Rules On Japan Autos, Currency In TPP

Law360, New York (July 23, 2013, 8:16 PM EDT) -- On the same day that Japan formally entered into negotiations for a trade pact with Pacific nations, the House's top Democrat on trade unveiled a plan to ensure greater access for U.S. cars into the Japanese market and tackle that nation's history of currency manipulation.

House Ways and Means Committee ranking member Sander Levin, D-Mich., released a proposal Tuesday that would lower the U.S. tariff on cars and trucks imported from Japan only if Japan allows more foreign cars and trucks into its difficult-to-penetrate market. The...
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