Auto-Parts Dispute Taps the Brakes on Pacific Trade Deal – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Thursday, September 03, 2015

A fight over how cars are assembled is pitting North America’s auto industry against Japan’s in a dispute now holding up a major trade agreement spanning the Pacific.

The spat over which cars should be eligible for duty-free trade surfaced during high-level talks in late July that failed to wrap up the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership. The auto impasse is the most recent complication to finishing the TPP talks, along with dairy…

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