U.S. and Japan Enter Free Trade Agreement
Free Trade Deal to Commence on January 1, 2020
After working on a trade deal for over a year, USTR’s Robert Lighthizer and Ambassador of Japan to the United States Shinsuke J. Sugiyama signed the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement and U.S.-Japan Digital Trade Agreement. The U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement will eliminate or reduce tariffs on certain agricultural and industrial products to enhance bilateral trade to mutually benefit each country. The two countries plan to continue negotiations to further expand the agreement.
The agreement entered into force on January 1, 2020 and was published in the Federal Register Notice (84 FR 72187) on December 30, 2019.
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