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Japan, US set framework for talks on trade, broader ties


Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Trade Representative Katharine Tai and Japan’s trade minister have agreed to work to resolve a dispute over American tariffs on steel and aluminum as part of a framework for deeper cooperation. Tai and Trade and Industry Minister Koichi Hagiuda met Wednesday for talks that followed a visit earlier in the week by Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo. The U.S. envoys are visiting the region in a first obvious push by the administration of President Joe Biden to soothe frictions left over from Donald Trump’s days in office. Trump imposed extra tariffs of 25% on imports of steel and 10% on imports of aluminum, citing a need to protect American industries. 

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