Japan Should Open Auto Market In Trade Pact, USTR Says

Law360, New York (August 19, 2013, 3:49 PM EDT) -- Japan should use a proposed free trade deal among countries on both sides of the Pacific to lift barriers that have closed off its automotive and other markets to foreign companies, the U.S. trade representative said Monday.

Speaking at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, USTR Michael Froman said he hopes the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, which now include 12 countries, serve as a forum to resolve long-standing frictions between the U.S. and Japan, including restrictions in access to certain Japanese markets.

Froman said a...
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