U.S. hardwood group 'outraged' over Chinese import duties

Ross on Monday promised more outcomes from the U.S.-Japan Economic Dialogue, led by Vice President Mike Pence and Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso, in coming months, but gave no indications the two countries would sit down for talks on a bilateral free trade agreement anytime soon.

“A degree of broad cooperation has emerged, especially in terms of trade remedies against countries that violate the rules,” Ross said in his speech to the U.S.-Japan Council. The two countries have also developed a memorandum of understanding on the transportation sector and “anticipate more announcements in the near future on a range of energy issues.”...

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