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Japan Has 18 Side Letters To TPP, Including On Autos, NTMs, Rice With U.S.

October 27, 2015 at 5:03 PM
Japan will exchange at least 18 side letters to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement with one or more parties to the deal, including 11 bilateral letters with the United States on issues such as auto trade, Japanese commitments on non-tariff measures in other sectors, and Japan's operation of a new U.S.-specific tariff-rate quota (TRQ) on rice, according to an informal translation of a Japanese government document dated Oct. 5. The document, posted on the website of Japan's Cabinet Secretariat, provides...

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