These agreements will allow our economic partnership to prosper better than ever. I think we are probably in a phase with Japan, where I think our relationship has never been stronger or better than today. So for me, as Bob Lighthizer was friendly enough to mention that, from the track I was in, in the (inaudible), and then Bob Lighthizer and my minister Motegi – their team sometimes seemed a lot – you know, tense discussions, something that`s not unusual, because after all, it`s a trade deal. Q In Hong Kong, sir, do you think the protests in Hong Kong are somehow related to trade negotiations in China? Under the agreement, Japan today pledged to drastically improve access to U.S. food and agricultural exports. That is a very dramatic number. It is one of the largest trade agreements ever signed. As a result, 126 million Japanese consumers will have better access to high-quality American almonds, blueberries, corn, wine, poultry and egg products, beef, pork, wheat and more. Anything people can think of? Do you want to call him? Something? Steve? Someone? No? 15. U.S. Customs and Border Services, CSMS #41149692, U.S.-Japan trade agreement: information on the request for preferential treatment.
www.cbp.gov/trade/free-trade-agreements/japan. 10. U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement, Appendix I: Japan`s Tariffs and Customs Provisions, I-B-5-1; ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/agreements/japan/Annex_I_Tariffs_and_Tariff-Related_Provisions_of_Japan.pdf. 9. www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-donald-j-trump-secured-tremendous-victory-american-farmers-businesses-new-japan-trade-agreements/. Since Trump withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement negotiated by the Obama administration, U.S. farmers have been at a disadvantage in Japan. The other 11 peripheral Pacific countries, including major agricultural producers such as New Zealand and Canada, advanced without the United States and received preferential treatment in Japan. U.S.
Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, a Republican from Indiana, said she was “encouraged that the agreement will reduce barriers to digital commerce and enhance security, that expensive tariffs on cars will not jeopardize American jobs or increase prices for consumers.” U.S. President Donald Trump signed a proclamation on December 26, 2019, in which he implemented two separate trade agreements with Japan (together the agreements) 1.