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Japan wants document guaranteeing no new U.S. auto tariffs

  • September 17, 2019
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Tokyo, Sept. 17 (Jiji Press)–The Japanese government wants a bilateral document to confirm that the United States will not impose additional tariffs on Japanese automobiles, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Tuesday.

“While finalizing Japan-U.S. trade negotiations, we’ll consider some sort of document to reconfirm that no additional tariffs will be imposed,” Motegi told a press conference.

To guarantee this, the Japanese government aims to issue a joint statement when the two countries’ leaders sign a trade deal at a bilateral summit to be held as early as next week, informed sources said.

The U.S. government is considering imposing additional duties on imported Japanese and other vehicles on national security grounds.

In September last year, Trump indicated that his administration would not implement the additional automotive tariffs on trade partners while having negotiations with them.

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