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Visiting Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto reacted guardedly Wednesday to Japan’s attempt to retain tariffs on rice and some other farm products under the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade agreement.

“For items each country wants to withhold (from tariff elimination) and differences between countries, separate negotiating tables have been set up, and they should therefore be dealt with there,” he told a news conference in Tokyo.

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