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Japan refuses to eliminate agricultural tariffs, and spikes the TPP (Take 2)

Posted October 13, 2014 by Ian Welsh

The Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement in in trouble, and one of the reasons is Japan has refused to eliminate agricultural tariffs.  Japan is entirely correct in this. Japan’s agriculture is not efficient: it costs more to grow food in Japan than it does in many other nations.  If Japan removed its tariffs, its agricultural [...]

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