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Clouds on TPP Horizon
Richard Smith DTN Tokyo Correspondent
Thu Apr 24, 2014 08:36 AM CDT

TOKYO (DTN) -- Despite media rumors of Japan giving ground on some agricultural items it considers sensitive, U.S. exporters should not pin their hopes in the short term on Tokyo accepting total liberalization under the current Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations.

Masayoshi Mizuno, Japan Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) International Economic Affairs Division director, who is in charge of TPP negotiations on agricultural products, summed up the differences of viewpoints between his country and the U.S. in an interview with DTN. The latter wants Japan to open its agricultural market to a much greater extent than in previous free ...

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