This summer the European Union and Japan signed a free trade agreement that is potentially game-changing.
The signature of this agreement was hailed by the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and Japan’s Minister for Economic Revitalisation, Toshimitsu Motegi, as a vote of confidence for multilateralism.
However, the signature of the Japan-EU Free Trade Agreement (JEFTA) was an otherwise low-key event. The deal was perhaps overshadowed by the US withdrawal from the Trans-P...

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