The 1995 U.S.-Japan Automotive Framework Agreement has failed to significantly increase sales for U.S. partsmakers in Japan, charges the U.S. Auto Parts Advisory Committee (APAC), a trade advisory group to the Dept. of Commerce. APAC, which is calling for a new, more specific framework to be signed by the U.S. and Japan by year's end, says proof that the 1995 deal hasn't delivered on its promises lies in the U.S.-Japan auto parts trade deficit number. APAC says that figure, which had been ...

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