Asia-Pacific Report: Free-trade talks with Japan back on front burner

March 13, 2016

A leading Japanese trade policy expert says there may finally be some progress toward a Canada-Japan free-trade agreement after years of inactivity, as both Ottawa and Tokyo shift focus away from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Masahiro Kawai, the former chief economist for the World Bank’s East Asia and Pacific Region, spoke at UBC earlier this month on Japan’s trade policy after the TPP was reached last October.

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Topics: REGIONALISM BILATERAL INTEGRATION

Regions: CANADA JAPAN ASIA-PACIFIC

Authors: THE VANCOUVER SUN

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