EU looks to downgrade summit with Japan as trade talks stall

March 6, 2016

The annual summit between Japan and the European Union could be downgraded to an informal dialogue, as the bloc is frustrated at the slow progress of free-trade talks between the two sides, sources close to the matter said Saturday. The 28-nation union has proposed making the upcoming summit, expected to be held this spring in Brussels, informal talks between the leaders of the two sides, the sources said. Tokyo has expressed opposition to such a move.

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Topics: AGRICULTURE TARIFF LIBERALIZATION

Regions: JAPAN EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

Authors: JAPAN TODAY

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