U.S. puts pressure on Japan ahead of free trade talksJapan must be willing to negotiate in all trade sectors, including politically sensitive ones like rice, if it wants to join the United States and 10 other countries in talks on a regional free-trade pact, the top U.S. trade official said on Wednesday.
“We aren’t going to begin the process by saying, ‘Oh yeah, you get to have certain protected sectors or issues,’?” U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said in an interview ahead of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s meeting with President Barack Obama on Friday.
More in Economy
Down with the Cptpp!
Biden presidency good news, bad news for businesses
Trillions of support promised ahead of Lunar New Year
Finance Ministry prepares to battle bubbles and debt
Profit-sharing concept hits brick wall of Korea Inc.