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Japan-EU trade deal offers model for cross-border data rules

Mega free trade agreement kicks in Friday

Japan will eventually eliminate all tariffs on certain cheese imports under its free trade agreement with the European Union.
Japan will eventually eliminate all tariffs on certain cheese imports under its free trade agreement with the European Union.   © Reuters

TOKYO/BRUSSELS -- The economic partnership agreement between Japan and the European Union not only forms one of the world's largest free trade blocs, but also sets digital and copyright rules that will serve as an international template.

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