• Kyodo


A group of U.S. agricultural organizations has urged Japan to lift tariffs on sensitive farm products to secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact, according to a document made available to Thursday.

The American Farm Bureau Federation and 16 other organizations said it will be “ultimately difficult” to support a TPP agreement unless Japan eliminates such tariffs, in a letter they sent to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on Wednesday.

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