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Trump administration reportedly dubs trade talks with Japan “USJTA”

  • December 11, 2018
  • , Asahi digital
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Asahi reported online on a hearing organized by the USTR in Washington on Monday concerning the upcoming trade talks with Japan, highlighting remarks made at the onset by Assistant USTR Beeman, who described the agreement that Washington aims to reach with Tokyo as a “U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement” (USJTA). The daily said this differs from “trade agreement on goods” (TAG), the term used by Japan. Participants from various industrial organizations reportedly urged the Trump administration to get Japan to open up its market to American imports. U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Senior Vice President Charles Freeman reportedly emphasized that the two governments should conclude a “comprehensive pact that is not limited to tariff reductions.”

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