According to a Reuters report, the start of a second round of trade talks between Japan and the United States will be delayed until after the most recent tariffs imposed on China by the U.S. are implemented on September 24th. Japan’s Prime Minister and President Trump were expected to meet during a United Nations General Assembly debate next week. Japan is trying to avoid steep tariffs on car exports. Also, Japan fears a bilateral agreement could force the nation to open sensitive markets to U.S. trade, including agriculture.
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