The American Feed Industry Association remains hopeful by the Office of the United States Trade Representative’s notification to Congress this week that President Donald Trump intends to negotiate trade agreements with Japan, the European Union and the United Kingdom.
The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) commends the White House and Office of the U.S. Trade Representative for their hard work and dedication in reaching a trilateral trade agreement that will benefit industries across North America. The new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will build on the progress of the former North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), while facilitating greater market access, regulatory transparency and accountability among the three trading partners.
The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is encouraged by the White House’s actions this week in signaling its intentions to enter into negotiations with Japan on a comprehensive trade agreement. Japan represents the United States’ third largest export market for animal food, so by eliminating existing barriers and leveling the playing field, a U.S.-Japan trade agreement will allow America’s animal food and ingredient manufacturers greater access into this marketplace.