In response to these votes, Canada and Japan concluded mAs for telecommunications equipment with other countries and regions. 3. examine the possibility of pursuing various cooperative bilateral trade and economic initiatives aimed at reviving relations; and, with regard to specific barriers, stakeholders raised a number of tariff and tariff issues, restrictions on services and investment, as well as non-tariff barriers that could be effectively addressed under a free trade agreement (or economic partnership agreement). Such an approach would also allay the Canadian economy`s concerns about the potential negative effects of Japan`s preferential agreements with other countries. In both Canada and Japan, different sensitivities were recognized in this regard, but some stakeholders felt that only a small part of all trade was truly sensitive and that these concerns could be overcome, either by a better understanding of the nature of the market or by provisions contained in a forward-looking agreement. . . .