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Japan and UK to sign equal-to-EU trade deal by September

Duty on British cheese to be as low as that on European varieties

The trade agreement with Japan will be U.K.'s first with a large country since it left the EU and will serve as a model for negotiations with other countries.

TOKYO -- Japan and the U.K. will sign a free-trade pact, perhaps by September, Nikkei has learned.

The deal will mostly follow the preferential tariffs in the Economic Partnership Agreement between Japan and the European Union, minimizing Brexit's impact on Japanese businesses.

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