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Japan, EU discuss tariffs on wine, autos in key FTA talks

Japan and the European Union began their fifth round of free trade talks in Tokyo on Monday, a critical session before the 28-country bloc decides on whether to continue negotiations with Tokyo based on how much progress has been made. Main topics on the agenda are expected to be tariff removal on EU wine and Japanese vehicles, as well as eliminating nontariff barriers, negotiation sources said.

Japan, EU discuss tariffs on wine, autos in key FTA talks

Japan and the European Union began their fifth round of free trade talks in Tokyo on Monday, a critical session before the 28-country bloc decides on whether to continue negotiations with Tokyo based on how much progress has been made. Main topics on the agenda are expected to be tariff removal on EU wine and Japanese vehicles, as well as eliminating nontariff barriers, negotiation sources said.

Japan, EU end 4th round of FTA talks; tariffs, railways discussed

Japan and the European Union wrapped up their fourth round of free trade negotiations Friday in Brussels, where they discussed tariff-related issues and nontariff measures in the Japanese railway sector. During the five-day talks -- a key session before the European Union's review in April of whether Tokyo has made progress in eliminating trade barriers -- abolition of EU tariffs on Japanese automobiles was also a main topic of discussion.

Japan, EU end 4th round of FTA talks; tariffs, railways discussed

Japan and the European Union wrapped up their fourth round of free trade negotiations Friday in Brussels, where they discussed tariff-related issues and nontariff measures in the Japanese railway sector. During the five-day talks -- a key session before the European Union's review in April of whether Tokyo has made progress in eliminating trade barriers -- abolition of EU tariffs on Japanese automobiles was also a main topic of discussion.

Japan, EU end 4th round of FTA talks; tariffs, railways discussed

Japan and the European Union wrapped up their fourth round of free trade negotiations Friday in Brussels, where they discussed tariff-related issues and nontariff measures in the Japanese railway sector. During the five-day talks, a key session before the European Union's review in April of whether Tokyo has made progress in eliminating trade barriers, abolition of EU tariffs on Japanese automobiles was also a main topic of discussion.

Japan, EU end 4th round of FTA talks; tariffs, railways discussed

Japan and the European Union wrapped up their fourth round of free trade negotiations Friday in Brussels, where they discussed tariff-related issues and nontariff measures in the Japanese railway sector. During the five-day talks, a key session before the European Union's review in April of whether Tokyo has made progress in eliminating trade barriers, abolition of EU tariffs on Japanese automobiles was also a main topic of discussion.

EU, Japan begin trade talks looking for growth boost

The EU and Japan begin a first round of talks Monday on one of the world's biggest free trade accords, part of a push to boost growth and get their faltering economies back on track. Europe, like the United States, Japan and its other major partners are all looking for fresh momentum after the 2008 global financial blow-out morphed into the debt crisis and the worst economic downturn since the 1930s 'Great Depression.' Both sides have highlighted the benefits of an accord between them which would cover some 30 percent of global economic output and 40 percent of trade.

Japan free trade talks with EU a "masquerade" - Ford

By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Japan is not truly interested in opening up its economy to imports and upcoming free-trade negotiations are a "masquerade", according to a senior executive of Ford Motor Company <F.N>. Japan is set to launch trade talks with the European Union later this month and its prime minister said on Friday it would seek to join talks on a U.S.-led Pacific free-trade pact, which could be agreed by the end of the year.
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