EU, Japan aim to conclude FTA, with TPP shelved

The European Commission expects to conclude a free trade deal with Japan by the end of the year, despite current difficulties during the so-called ‘end-game’ in negotiations.

EU Trade CommissionCecilia Malmström met with Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Fumio Kishida inBonn, Germany on Friday (February 17), with both sides committing to theconclusion of an EU-Japan free trade agreement (FTA) “as early as possible”.


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