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Outside views: ‘Pitfalls’ and ‘lopsided objectives’ in U.S.-Japan talks

January 10, 2019 at 4:30 PM
Longtime trade analyst Gary Hufbauer has read the recently released U.S. trade agenda for negotiating a bilateral with Japan – and, in a Jan. 8 analysis published by the Peterson Institute for International Economics, offers a few takeaways: The U.S. summary of its negotiating objectives , issued by the Office of U.S. Trade Representative late last month, “shows the pitfalls” of President Trump’s predilection for one-on-one, rather than plurilateral or multilateral trade talks. “It demands many concessions from Japan that...


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