When it was announced that the U.S. and Japan had agreed in principle on a trade, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Japan is a significant market for United States. In a report from Stephanie Ho, while in Virginia Perdue discussed which ag industries are expected to benefit from the deal.
In an earlier statement, Perdue said: “By removing existing barriers for our products, we will be able to sell more to the Japanese markets. At the same time, we will able to close gaps to better allow us to compete on a level playing field with our competitors. I thank President Trump and Ambassador Lighthizer for their constant support of America’s farmers and ranchers and their hard work negotiating better trade deals around the globe.”