Japan driving a hard trade deal

The Japanese are ‘canny’ – a description well understood in the North East.

Tuesday, 12th February 2019, 9:56 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th February 2019, 10:11 am

Trade talks – so easy, said prominent Brexit politicians. Really? Trade Deal talks have been going on for 18 months between Britain and Japan. Tokyo has made it clear that it is not willing to duplicate the terms of its recent treaty with the EU.

Japan is driving a hard bargain.

Why? Because it is confident it can get more advantageous terms from the UK than it did from the EU.

So the talks have stalled.

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