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Japan govt welcomes US trade pact, automakers urge more help


September 26, 2019

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automakers on Thursday urged government officials to do more to support the key industry and their business after their government signed a trade deal with the U.S. that only kept auto tariffs unchanged.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Donald Trump, both attending the U.N. General Assembly in New York, signed a trade agreement covering agricultural, industrial and digital trade.

Japanese auto industry has been a main U.S. target of blame, and industry officials were hoping to see auto tariffs eliminated, but Japan could only keep them at 2.5% and a U....

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