Smith Applauds Progress on Trade between U.S. and Japan

Sep 26, 2018 Issues: Agriculture, Trade, Ways & Means

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the below statement following a September 26 summit between President Trump and Prime Minister Abe of Japan which produced a joint statement outlining plans for future trade negotiations.

“Japan is one of our most important allies and trading partners, and a bilateral trade agreement between our two nations is long overdue. Today’s meeting between President Trump and Prime Minster Abe represents a positive step toward the negotiation of such an agreement for the benefit of our producers and consumers alike. I have long called for the reduction of trade barriers between United States and Japan, and I encourage our trade negotiators to meet as soon as possible to build on this progress.”

Smith introduced legislation earlier this Congress, H. Res. 236, Recognizing the importance of the United States-Japan partnership and supporting the pursuit of closer trade ties between the United States and Japan.