TPP enters 'end game'

TPP enters 'end game'

Japan may overhaul ag policies and reduce import barriers; Congress could take up trade promotion authority in early 2015.

THIS year's Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations have been marked by Japan's unwillingness to lower tariffs and restrictions for important agricultural and auto markets, but the tide could be changing.

Darci Vetter, chief agricultural negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, said the TPP negotiations are "entering the end game," although the timeline will be decided when key issues can be resolved.

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