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EU pushes to approve Japan free trade deal, mindful of Canada near-miss

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"They still haven't reached an agreement?? Weren't they saying that they were practically there a year or so ago?"

Please read the article. It states:"The European Union and Japan concluded negotiations to create the world's largest economic area in December"

Then WHY hasn’t it been signed like the TPP?? The TPP was renegotiated and signed. Why hasn’t this one yet?

The article also states:

"The European Commission will put forward a proposed free-trade agreement with Japan for fast-track approval on Wednesday,"

This means that the European Commission will presenting the deal-which was reached with Japan in December- to: as the article states:" to the 28 EU members.

They will represent the fast tracked version of the deal.

Simple put, it means the EU-Japan trade is going thru the ratification process in Europe.

No it doesn’t. It means that they’re trying to rush through the deal so it doesn’t fall through.

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"They still haven't reached an agreement?? Weren't they saying that they were practically there a year or so ago?"

Please read the article. It states:"The European Union and Japan concluded negotiations to create the world's largest economic area in December"

The article also states:

"The European Commission will put forward a proposed free-trade agreement with Japan for fast-track approval on Wednesday,"

This means that the European Commission will presenting the deal-which was reached with Japan in December- to: as the article states:" to the 28 EU members.

Simple put, it means the EU-Japan trade is going thru the ratification process in Europe.

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@bogva, I wouldn't just say 'cheaper' cheese, I'd say 'real' cheese. If there's one thing Japan has a problem producing, it's decent cheese.

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Cheaper Japanese car parts for Eoropeans and cheaper cheese for us in Japan - sounds like a dream! Hope this agreement actually reflects positively to a lower prices soon!

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Good to hear this incredible trade deal looks to be ratified and implemented quickly, well done! Can't wait to see some cheaper European produce

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They still haven't reached an agreement?? Weren't they saying that they were practically there a year or so ago?? If this fast track doesn't happen it never will.

Meanwhile the South korea EU FTA was signed almost 9 years ago...

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