PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AND JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER SHINZŌ ABE ANNOUNCED THE INITIAL AGREEMENT ON TARIFFS DURING A MEETING ON WEDNESDAY.

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NEW YORk: President Donald Trump said his administration will go into an underlying trade accord over tariffs with Japan in the coming weeks.

The United States and Japan have struck a constrained economic agreement that will cut tariffs on agricultural and industrial products as well as provide rules for digital trade.

Tokyo warned any final deal must incorporate assurances that Washington won’t slap new obligations on $50 billion of Japanese autos.

Japanese authorities have demanded they ought to have the option to back out of the deal if Trump forces these tariffs, something he has taken steps to accomplish for over a year.

This concern has risen as the essential substantive issue before a conventional agreement can be signed, said the people, who weren’t approved to examine the private thoughts. Trump had wanted to ink the deal during the U.N. General Assembly session in New York, however, that currently shows up impossible.

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