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EU leans toward big concession on autoparts trade with Japan

Brussels wants Japanese farm products on the chopping board in return

Japan seeks early elimination of the European Union's 10% tariff on passenger cars.

TOKYO -- European Union negotiators are considering an immediate end to tariffs on more than 90% of Japanese-made automotive parts under the proposed bilateral trade deal, eyeing reciprocal concessions from Japan on agricultural products.

Chief negotiators for both sides are meeting here in the Japanese capital, seeking to reach a broad deal on an economic partnership agreement early next month.

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