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US OKs Japan Entry Into Trade Talks
Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:40 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States on Friday approved Japan's entry into negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a critical step for Tokyo's inclusion in a regional trade pact that underpins the Obama administration's efforts to boost exports to Asia.

Acting U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis said in a statement that the U.S. and Japan have agreed on robust actions in the automotive and insurance sectors, as well as other non-tariff measures -- key areas of U.S. concern. But they will need to hold further negotiations in parallel with the TPP talks to further iron out their differences.

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