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Top US trade official says closing gaps with Japan on trade

[WASHINGTON] The United States is continuing to close gaps with Japan over exports of autos and farm goods, US Trade Representative Michael Froman said on Tuesday.

In a written statement, Mr Froman said the US trade office aimed to successfully conclude a Trans-Pacific Partnership deal in 2015. A deadlock with Japan has been blamed for delays in reaching a deal.

"We continue to work with Japan to address the longstanding barriers to American autos in the Japanese market," Mr Froman told the Senate Committee on Finance.


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