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Japan, UK begin talks with view to scrapping tariffs on Japanese cars around 2026: Jiji

Japan's exports and imports in May both posted the largest year-on-year drops since 2009 due to the coronavirus pandemic. AP. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

TOKYO, Jul 31, 2020, Jiji/Reuters. Japan and Britain began talks with a view to scrapping tariffs on Japanese cars around 2026, Jiji news agency reported on Friday, The New York Times reported.

The two nations aim to reach a broad agreement for a trade deal within weeks and Japan’s foreign minister, Toshimitsu Motegi, is expected to visit Britain early August to negotiate with his UK counterpart, Trade Minister Liz Truss, Jiji said. It did not cite any sources.

(Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)

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