President Donald Trump and his top trade negotiator head to the Group of 20 summit in hopes of re-starting negotiations with China before the trade war escalates further while simultaneously making progress in talks with the Japanese on reducing their barriers to U.S. farm exports.
The Trump administration is eyeing next week’s Group of 20 summit in Japan to jump-start negotiations with China and make continued progress toward a deal with the Japanese to reduce their barriers to beef, pork and other U.S. farm commodities.
The White House steps up its campaign to get Congress to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement this week, dispatching U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer for hearings on both sides of Capitol Hill.
Trade talks between the U.S. and Japan are moving quickly, and there’s a good chance the two countries can wrap up an ag-centric deal to lift Japanese tariffs by the end of May, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Tuesday.
President Donald Trump highlighted the importance of getting Japan to lower its tariffs on U.S. farm commodities as the two countries hash out a bilateral free trade agreement, a deal he said is progressing very rapidly.
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Japanese Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi are scheduled to begin two days of talks on a free trade agreement in Washington Monday, U.S. government officials tell Agri-Pulse.