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All goods on table if Japan joins TPP talks -U.S.-Japan statement
February 22, 2013 / 9:26 PM / 5 years ago

All goods on table if Japan joins TPP talks -U.S.-Japan statement

WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) - The United States and Japan said on Friday that if Japan participates in trans-Pacific trade talks, all goods would need to be on the table in negotiations.

“The two Governments confirm that should Japan participate in the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) negotiations, all goods would be subject to negotiation, and Japan would join others in achieving a comprehensive, high-standard agreement,” the two countries said in a joint statement.

The statement was issued after President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met at the White House. (Reporting By Mark Felsenthal; Editing by David Brunnstrom)

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