AFIA Supports Progress on US-Japan Trade Deal, Eager for Further Trade Discussions

September 25, 2019

Contact Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications

Following the announcement today that the United States and Japan have reached a limited trade deal to reduce tariffs on agricultural and industry products and address digital trade issues, the American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) President and CEO Joel G. Newman made the following statement:

“I applaud President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for returning to the table to negotiate a bilateral trade deal that will put U.S. agricultural products back on a more-level playing field with its competitors in the region. Japan is one of the U.S. animal food industry’s most valuable export markets, representing roughly a third of all exports for feed, feed ingredients and pet food products. As the two countries work toward negotiating an agreement beyond this initial limited trade deal on tariff reductions, we hope that they will address outstanding sanitary and phytosanitary and regulatory issues our industry faces.”