EU and Japan say new trade deal is signal to the world that protectionism does not work

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European Commission said openness to trade and investment is ‘one of the best tools to… create more economic growth and jobs’

  • Caitlin Morrison
  • Independent

The EU and Japan have signed up to a “landmark” trade deal in a show of strength against protectionism among global economies.

Cere 6fJapan is the EU’s second biggest trading partner after China and together the EU and Japan account for almost one third of global GDP.

The deal was confirmed at a ceremonial signing in Tokyo on Tuesday, attended by Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo AbeJean-Claude Juncker, the…

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