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May 29: EU-Japan annual summit: EPA main point on the agenda

Lower tariffs, non-tariff trade barriers and public procurement

Nikkei online reports on May 26, that EU and Japan plan to use their annual summit in Tokyo on May 29 to iron out differences on lowering of tariffs, non-tariff trade barriers and public procurement, with the goal to reach an early comprehensive agreement towards conclusion of a Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). The views are however still wide apart, and it is unclear whether progress will be made this time.

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