Abe signalled that he was open to a bilateral trade deal with the US after Donald Trump formally withdrew the country from a 12-nation Asia-Pacific accord in one of his first acts as president. Photo: Bloomberg

Talks ready to begin on a US-Japan free trade pact, with imported cars in the spotlight, Trump says

The US president is unhappy with Japan’s US$69 billion trade surplus with the US – nearly two-thirds of it from auto exports

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Abe signalled that he was open to a bilateral trade deal with the US after Donald Trump formally withdrew the country from a 12-nation Asia-Pacific accord in one of his first acts as president. Photo: Bloomberg
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