AG POLICY NEWS
"Breakthrough" Means No Deal
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:26 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- President Barack Obama left Japan on Thursday with no agreement on resolving the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks, but a senior administration official spun the talks as a "breakthrough" that would "inject fresh momentum" for a major trade deal nonetheless.

Comments to press by a senior administration official released by the White House show Japan offered a range on potential new tariffs for products but little more than that. Several agricultural commodities remain classified by Japan as "sanctuary products," including beef, pork, dairy, wheat, rice and sugar.

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