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Jun 10, 2014
Jun 10, 2014

Anger by U.S. farmers threatens ambitious Pacific trade pact

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. farmers are in an uproar over signs Japan will maintain some barriers to agricultural exports under a Pacific trade pact, which threatens to unravel a deal that is central to U.S. efforts to retain economic and security influence in the region.

Four years into Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks, U.S. negotiators are fighting to balance the goal of total tariff elimination with the sensitivities of Japanese and American farmers and the needs of other trading partners.

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      "I write about trade from Washington DC, where I moved in August 2013. IN nine years with Reuters, I have written about the Latin American economy from Mexico City and European Central Bank from Frankfurt. In a previous life, I worked in Australia and covered the economy and national politics for local news agency AAP."
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