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U.S. and Japanese trade negotiators were divided Monday on the first day of a two-day meeting over Washington’s proposal to extend an existing bilateral automotive trade pact set to expire at the end of the year.

Wendy Cutler, assistant U.S. trade representative and leader of the U.S. side, demanded the auto pact be extended temporarily so that another pact can be negotiated after the new administration is launched in January, Japanese officials said.

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