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Singapore Premier Goh stresses need for free trade.

TOKYO, Dec. 7 Kyodo Singapore Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong on Tuesday emphasized the need for free trade, calling on Japan to take the lead in launching a new round of global trade liberalization talks under the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Goh made the point in a meeting with Takenori Kanzaki, leader of the New Komeito party, a member of the tripartite coalition government, New Komeito officials said.

The Singaporean leader also warned that failure to launch the new trade round would lead to high tariffs for Singapore, Japan and other countries within regional trading blocs like the North American Free Trade Agreement, the officials added.
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Date:Dec 13, 1999
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