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"Breakthrough" Means No Deal
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:58 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.

Agriculture and access for U.S. automakers remain the major sticking points between ...

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