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Washington Insider--Tuesday
Tue Feb 25, 2014 05:58 AM CST

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

U.S., Japan Can't Resolve Positions on Trade in Automobiles, Rice

U.S. and Japanese officials ended bilateral Trans-Pacific Partnership talks last week short of reaching agreement, with the two sides remaining divided over U.S. demands for Japan to abolish its agriculture tariffs and Tokyo's demand that the U.S. abolish tariffs on cars and trucks.

Officials familiar with the discussions told the press that Japan appeared ready to lower beef and pork tariffs (now 38.5% and 4.3%, respectively) and to increase import quantities ...

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