TPP Deal Still Elusive
Richard Smith DTN Tokyo Correspondent
Tue Apr 29, 2014 04:42 PM CDT

TOKYO (DTN) -- One would have thought it was Paul McCartney instead of U.S. President Barack Obama who was visiting Japan last week.

But the hype over Obama's visit was overshadowed by the failure of U.S. and Japan negotiators to reach a broad accord on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement.

While the official statement between the two countries lacked details as much as it was long on mutual platitudes, Japanese media has begun to report on specifics. Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan's largest-circulation newspaper, reported early this week that Japan has agreed to substantially lower tariffs on beef and pork. Beef ...

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