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Apr 4, 2014
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United States steps up pressure on Japan to make good on trade promises

WASHINGTON, April 3 (Reuters) – The United States pressed
Japan on Thursday to open its farm and auto markets to overseas
competition and said it could not expect special treatment in a
Pacific trade pact covering one-third of global imports and

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman told U.S. lawmakers
that Japan’s reluctance to lower trade barriers was holding up
agreement on the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, which
would stretch from Asia to Latin America.

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Mar 27, 2014

Data privacy shapes up as a next-generation trade barrier

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Revelations about U.S. digital eavesdropping have fanned concerns about Internet privacy and may complicate U.S. attempts to write rules enshrining the free flow of data into trade pacts with European and Pacific trading partners.

As more and more consumers and businesses shop and sign up for services online, the IT industry is working to fend off rising digital protectionism it sees as threatening an e-commerce marketplace estimated at up to $8 trillion a year.

Mar 27, 2014
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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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