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Japan will join the European Union as early as next week in filing a complaint with the World Trade Organization about a Massachusetts law that denies state contracts to companies doing business in Myanmar, government sources said July 4.

“We have so far waited for the United States to reconsider the Massachusetts law, but we cannot wait for so long,” one of the sources said. “We will make a final decision, probably next week, to take the case to the WTO unless we receive a firm commitment from the U.S. by then to abolish the law.”

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