Negotiations NAMI details objectives for US-Japan trade agreement

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Thursday, December 06, 2018
The Trump Administration, in October, notified Congress of its intention to enter into trade negotiations with Japan and subsequently requested public input.
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The Trump Administration, in October, notified Congress of its intention to enter into trade negotiations with Japan and subsequently requested public input.

The Meat Institute (NAMI) outlined key meat and poultry industry negotiating objectives and priorities for a bilateral US-Japan Trade Agreement in comments submitted to the Office of the US trade representative. The Trump Administration, in October, notified Congress of its intention to enter into trade negotiations with Japan and subsequently requested public input.

The organization said US beef exports should at least receive the same tariff benefits that have been granted to competitors under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which enters into force on December 30, 2018, and urged trade negotiators to phase out import tariffs on US pork.

NAMI also expressed support for inclusion in a bilateral agreement of a strong chapter on sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures to prevent non-scientific and unduly burdensome SPS import regulations from limiting US meat and poultry exports to Japan.

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