U.S. lawmaker seeks tough rules on Japan autos in trade pact talks

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WASHINGTON, July 23 (Reuters) - A senior U.S. lawmaker on Wednesday urged the Obama administration to push for tough trade rules on Japan autos in in a proposed free-trade agreement in the Asia-Pacific region. Representative Sander Levin, the top Democrat on the House of Representatives' Ways and Means Committee, said the United States needed a three-decade phase out of its 2.5 percent tariff on cars and 25 percent tariff on trucks to ensure that Japan really opens its own ...

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