Farming groups concerned about Japan-EU EPA
NHK -- Jun 16
Japanese farmers have urged lawmakers to stop officials from making too many concessions in an Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union.

Japan and the EU are working to conclude negotiations on the pact in Tokyo from this week. The EU side is pushing for a more open agricultural market in Japan.

Members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party held a meeting with representatives of Japan's farming groups.

The farmers said the agreement would hurt pork and dairy products.

ヨーロッパ産のバターやチーズが安く輸入できるよう日本とEU(ヨーロッパ連合)で交渉が進んでいることについて、日本の農業団体から「酪農家の努力に水を差すな」と注文が付きました。
News sources: NHK, ANNnewsCH
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