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Japan, EU make final push for trade pact

Agricultural tariffs crucial as parties seek quick action on megadeal

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From left, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stands with European Union Council President Donald Tusk and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan and the European Union are ironing out the final details of a proposed economic partnership agreement in hopes of reaching a broad deal in July, as domestic conditions turn in favor of achieving such a major step against protectionism.

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