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A Chinese association of agricultural exporters and importers has voluntarily imposed restraints on exports to Japan of shiitake, one of the three products behind a trade row between the two countries, association sources said Wednesday.

Tokyo and Beijing remain split over the dispute, which also involves imports of tatami straw and stone leeks into Japan, but the move by the Chamber of Commerce for Importers and Exporters of Foodstuffs, Native Produce and Animal Byproducts is expected to affect their negotiations.

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