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Japan, China, S.Korea FTA talks under way

NHK | 9 April 2019

Japan, China, S.Korea FTA talks under way

Officials of Japan, China and South Korea have been sitting down together to work out a free trade deal.

Four-day talks kicked off on Tuesday in Tokyo.

High on the agenda are rules for protecting intellectual-property rights.

Japanese officials are hoping to gain concessions from China on the issue, which has become a sticking point in Beijing’s trade negotiations with Washington.

The negotiators are also focusing on e-commerce rules and trade, including tariffs on farm produce.

The trilateral negotiations are now in their 15th round.

But little progress has been achieved since the talks started in 2013.

 source: NHK