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Japan: EU and Japan sign landmark trade deal in Tokyo01:35

Japan: EU and Japan sign landmark trade deal in Tokyo

Japan, Tokyo
July 18, 2018 at 23:55 GMT +00:00 · Published

The EU and Japan signed a landmark trade deal in Tokyo on Tuesday, which the leaders said sends "a clear message" against protectionism.

The pact was signed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk.

The deal is set to eliminate almost all bilateral tariffs and create one of the largest liberalised trade zones, covering nearly a third of the world's GDP.

Japan: EU and Japan sign landmark trade deal in Tokyo01:35
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The EU and Japan signed a landmark trade deal in Tokyo on Tuesday, which the leaders said sends "a clear message" against protectionism.

The pact was signed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk.

The deal is set to eliminate almost all bilateral tariffs and create one of the largest liberalised trade zones, covering nearly a third of the world's GDP.