Ja­pan re­buffs US car mart de­mand

New Straits Times - - Business World -

Ja­pan yes­ter­day re­jected the United States de­mands for more ac­cess to its car mar­ket, say­ing the gov­ern­ment had al­ready taken steps to elim­i­nate tar­iffs and non-tar­iff bar­ri­ers. The re­buff by the gov­ern­ment’s top spokesman came in re­ply to a state­ment the US sub­mit­ted to the World Trade Or­gan­i­sa­tion on Wed­nes­day say­ing, “a va­ri­ety of non-tar­iff bar­ri­ers im­pede ac­cess to Ja­pan’s au­to­mo­tive mar­ket”. “This is some­thing that will be set­tled in our bi­lat­eral di­a­logue,” said chief cab­i­net sec­re­tary Yoshi­hide Suga.

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