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JAPANESE TRADE TALKS

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t h a t t r a d e t a l k s i n C a n b e r r a b e tw e e n A u s t r a l i a n and

J a p a n e s e o f f i c i a l s w e re p r o c e e d i n g i n a c o r d i a l a t m o s p h e r e .

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t i m e t h e t r a d e a r r a n g e m e n t s b e tw e e n t h e two c o u n t r i e s

a r e g o v e r n e d by t h e T ra d e A g re e m e n t w h ic h was s i g n e d i n

1957. The two d e l e g a t i o n s w ere now c o n s i d e r i n g t h e f u t u r e

o p e r a t i o n o f t h e T ra d e A g re em en t a n d t h e r e l a t e d q u e s t i o n o f

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T ra d e b e tw e e n t h e tw o c o u n t r i e s . T h e s e m a t t e r s c a l l f o r

a c l o s e e x a m i n a t i o n o f t h e w hole r a n g e o f t r a d e r e l a t i o n s

b e tw e e n A u s t r a l i a a n d J a p a n . The sp o k e sm a n s a i d t h a t v e r y

s a t i s f a c t o r y p r o g r e s s was b e i n g made i n t h i s r e g a r d . .

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l o n g e r t h e p r e s e n t t a l k s m ig h t c o n t i n u e .

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