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.
Japan, a nation dependent on imports to feed its people, is cutting tariffs and forging stronger ties around the globe to further open up its markets, but not yet with the U.S., leaving American dairy farmers concerned.
WASHINGTON, July 19, 2017 - The European Union has forged a massive free trade agreement (FTA) with Japan, prompting the U.S. agriculture sector to increase pressure on the Trump administration to do the same with the Asian importing powerhouse.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2017 - President Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, will meet at the White House today to discuss a range of issues, including trade. They’ll then head to Florida to spend the weekend together at the president’s Mar a Lago estate.