Skip to comments.US, Japan agree to negotiation on free trade agreement
Posted on 02/23/2013 7:55:10 AM PST by SeminoleCounty
Washington: The United States and Japan on Friday agreed on language aimed at giving Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe political cover to bring the worlds third-largest economy into negotiations on a US-led free trade agreement in the Asia Pacific region. In a carefully worded statement following Abes meeting with President Barack Obama, the two countries reaffirmed that all goods would subject to negotiation if Japan joins the talks with the United States and 10 other countries. At the same time, the statement leaves open a possible outcome to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, talks where the Japan could still protect its rice sector and the United States could keep duties on Japanese autos.
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Whoever said "Free Trade is a conservative idea" needs their head examined, and needs to take a course in economics.
We surely do not need to Free Trade with a country whose economy is in the toilet. In fact, we need more manufacturing and development in the USA, not shipping it to other countries