President Trump Signs New U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement
During a White House signing ceremony Monday, President Trump emphasized the new trade agreements significance to U.S. farmers and ranchers.
In terms of the agreement today, Japan is committed to dramatically increase market access to American food and agricultural exports" said Trump. "That's a very dramatic number. It's one of the larger trade deals ever signed."
During the signing ceremony, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer thanked President Trump for his relentless work on trade.
"Thank you for helping us get this agreement across the finish line" said Lighthizer. "But more importantly, thank you for re-orienting trade policy in the United States in the direction of Americans, workers, farmers and ranchers. For too long, we have lost our way, quite frankly. And during the last almost three years, you brought us back. And I'm very grateful for that. And I'm grateful to have been a part of it."
Japan represents a $2 billion plus market for U.S. beef and a $600 million market for U.S. wheat.