A trade deal between Japan and the US is hailed as a landmark, but Japan's powerful carmaker lobby says it's incomplete. The carmakers want more support from the government after the deal only kept auto tariffs unchanged.
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says he hopes enough progress has been made in trade negotiations to avoid the measure. President Trump must decide whether to impose tariffs of 5-15% by November 17.
A law enforced in 2018 bans the import of vehicles older than 15 years. The legislation was aimed at stopping pollution and reducing accidents with unsafe cars. But Ugandans are not happy: They can’t afford the new ones.
The EU trade commissioner has said that they cannot dismiss the 'threat' of further tariffs on European car exports. US President Trump previously said he would impose tariffs if no trade deal was arranged.
Tokyo and Washington have signed a limited trade deal that will end tariffs and open up markets on a wide range of products. However, for now at least, barriers remain in place when it comes to auto manufacture.
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