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Ambassador Hagerty comments on trade talks with Japan

Jiji reported online on a speech delivered in Tokyo this morning by Ambassador Hagerty. Speaking on bilateral trade talks with Japan, he reportedly said: “President Trump is hoping for an agreement in several weeks…. He hopes major progress will be made in a short period” following his summit with Prime Minister Abe next week. The Ambassador reportedly expressed dissatisfaction that American farmers are being put in a disadvantageous position in accessing the Japanese market as a result of the effectuation of the TPP. Speaking on the timing of a trade deal with Tokyo, the Ambassador reportedly said that depends “on the talks between Economic and Fiscal Policy Minister Motegi and USTR Lighthizer.”

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