EU-Japan free trade deal sends signal to Trump - Using Straw to Build Houses
Vietnam is hosting this year's Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, which gives it an opportunity to tout the benefits of global free trade. But convincing protectionists like Trump remains an uphill task.
Argentina has blocked entry to anti-globalization activists ahead of its hosting of a key World Trade Organization meeting. The WTO agenda includes ways to stem over-fishing and safeguards for online trading.
Automobiles, agriculture and non-tariff barriers remain the biggest stumbling blocks to a deal that will be worth an estimated one trillion euros in additional annual trade between Japan and the EU. Julian Ryall reports.
EU and Japanese officials have reached agreement "in principle" on a free trade deal. Both the EU and Japan have stressed that the pact is a rejection of the kind of protectionism US President Donald Trump advocates.
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