AFIA Supports Progress on US-Japan Trade Deal, Eager for Further Trade Discussions
Sept. 25, 2019
Following the announcement today that the United States and Japan have reached a limited trade deal to reduce tariffs on agricultural and industry products and address digital trade issues, the American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) President and CEO Joel G. Newman made the following statement:
“I applaud President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for returning to the table to negotiate a bilateral trade deal that will put U.S. agricultural products back on a more-level playing field with its competitors in the region. Japan is one of the U.S. animal food industry’s most valuable export markets, representing roughly a third of all exports for feed, feed ingredients and pet food products.