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March 15, 2013
JAMA Comment on the Japanese Government Announcement to Join the Trans-Pacific
Partnership Agreement Talks
Akio Toyoda, Chairman
Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc.
JAMA welcomes today's announcement by the Government of Japan to participate in
negotiations toward a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement.
For decades the Japanese automobile industry has engaged in constructive and
extensive business activities in the Asia-Pacific region.
JAMA believes that the establishment of high level economic partnership would,
among other benefits, promote free trade and provide common rules across a
variety of sectors such as investment, trade facilitation and intellectual
property rights which generally advance business opportunities in the region.
We look forward to sustained and vigorous efforts on the part of the Japanese
government towards an early realization of an agreement which can truly benefit
the automobile industry.
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