Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra says Thailand will look at gradual steps toward cutting tariffs on cars and steel from Japan under a proposed free-trade agreement (FTA), following threats by Japanese auto makers to pull plans for 41 billion baht ($1.0 billion) in investment unless tariffs are reduced. Thaksin earlier met with Japan Automobile Manufacturers' Assn. Chairman and Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. co-Chairman Itaru Koeda to discuss the trade negotiations. In addition to lower tariffs ...

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