EU President Tusk certain EU and Japan will complete two important agreements

Mark Ross
By Mark Ross
March 21, 2017Politicsshare

EU President Donald Tusk announced Tuesday, March 21, that the EU and Japan were committed to completing a Free Trade and a strategic partnership agreement in the very near future. Tusk spoke shortly before a meeting with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in Brussels.

Abe said on Monday, March 20, that Japan wanted to be a “champion of free trade.”

These comments are a response to an upsetting meeting of G-20 finance ministers in which the idea of protectionist tariffs reared its head.

The G-20, the top 20 most economically developed nations on the planet, have generally sought freer trade terms. However, with the United States talking about protectionist tariffs, that trend might be about to change.


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