The United States on Tuesday urged Japan to rectify relations between domestic flat-glass makers and distributors in order to help U.S. and foreign competitors penetrate the “oligopolistic market,” a U.S. government official said in Tokyo.

After two days of talks to review the 1995 bilateral flat-glass agreement, the U.S. official said although some improvements were made in regards to items such as insulating glass and certain joint projects, the overall situation falls short of expectations.

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