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Japan signals access to its agri markets would cost US big bucks

President Donald Trump said Friday that talks are moving very quickly, and a deal could be signed by the time he visits Japan in May

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Japan’s chief trade negotiator Toshimitsu Motegi said any trade deal with the U.S. could require approval from Congress, signaling the Asian nation may be seeking substantial concessions in exchange for opening up its agricultural markets.

President Donald Trump said Friday that talks are moving very quickly, and a deal could be signed by the time he visits Japan in May. Motegidamped concerns Trump’s ambitious target for reaching an agreement signals Japan would be in danger of having to concede on agricultural tariffs without getting much in return.

“I don’t think the president was referring to the timing when the agreement will take

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First Published: Apr 27 2019 | 9:09 PM IST

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