Secretary Perdue Statement on Signing of U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement

September 25, 2019   |   News Release   |   USDA 0145.19

Washington, Sept. 25, 2019 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today issued the following statement regarding the signing of the new United States-Japan Trade Agreement:

“This agreement between the United States and Japan is a better deal for the entire U.S. economy, but is a particularly big win for our farmers and ranchers. When I visited Japan in May for the G20, I made it clear that the U.S. is Japan’s best customer and we felt that relationship was not reciprocal. This agreement helps level the playing field. I thank President Trump and Ambassador Lighthizer for delivering on their promise to open markets around the world for America’s farmers and ranchers.”

Agriculture -Related Provisions of the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement