Japan, U.S. reach framework trade pact, no tariff cuts on Japan cars - Nikkei
TOKYO, Aug 24 (Reuters) - The United States and Japan have
reached the broad framework of a trade agreement, with
Washington maintaining tariffs on Japanese autos but Tokyo
cutting tariffs on U.S. beef and pork, Japan's Nikkei business
daily said on Saturday.
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Economy
Minister Toshimitsu Motegi reached the deal on Friday in
Washington, and it will be announced at a meeting of President
Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expected on Sunday on
the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit in Biarritz, France,
the newspaper said.
The Nikkei did not cite any sources for its information.
The report comes shortly after Motegi told reporters in
Washington that he and Lighthizer had made "big progress" in
(Reporting by Kaori Kaneko;
Writing by William Mallard;
Editing by Sandra Maler)
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