Japan – Canada trade talks : stalled with no meetings in sight

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 06:54 GMT, May 25, 2015 |

Trade talks have stalled between Canada and Japan – one of the Harper government’s priority countries for a breakthrough – because the Asian country has lost interest.

An internal memo from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development says the level of progress with Japan has failed to meet expectations since talks opened in March 2012.

The memo says Japan is more interested in the ongoing 12-country Trans- Pacific Partnership talks with several of its neighbours as well as Canada, the United States, Mexico and Australia.