Tokyo is confident that it can secure better terms from the UK than it did in negotiations with the much larger EU, and is not willing to duplicate the existing treaty precisely in either a bilateral deal or in talks for the UK to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership group.
“The new agreement is not just a copy-and-paste of the existing treaty,” said one Japanese official briefed on the talks. “The tariffs, rules and quotas need to be negotiated separately.”
The lack of progress on a future bilateral deal — a goal set out by prime minister Theresa May on a visit to Japan in August 2017 — highlights the UK’s broader struggle to roll over existing EU trade deals, let alone secure anything better.
Among the defensive interests Japan has identified, where the UK has export potential, are cheese, malt, barley and some seafood products — sectors that Tokyo may wish to protect. Offensive interests will include faster removal of British tariffs on the car industry. A UK-Japan deal might also include different rules on data transfers and investment protection.
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