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Japan, US focusing on trade statement, final deal elusive

By: | at 04:22 PM | Channel(s): International Trade  

Japanese and U.S. cabinet members are trying to hammer out a joint statement on trade but are not likely to reach a bilateral deal in the course of talks, a Japanese official said.

“There are too many issues remaining to wrap them up even if we worked through the night,” the official said, just hours after President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered their trade negotiators to seek a deal, considered key for reaching an Asia-Pacific trade pact.

Economy Minister Akira Amari and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman are focusing their efforts on crafting a joint statement, the official said on condition of anonymity. (Reuters)