NE Beef Benefits from U.S./Japan Partnership

4/19/2013 2:20:35 PM


Farm Bureau applauded the recent move by the U.S. to approve the addition of Japan as a negotiating partner in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). As a major U.S. trading partner, Japan would bolster the reach of the TPP for U.S. agriculture, particularly in beef trade. Farm Bureau applauded the recent move by the U.S. to approve the addition of Japan as a negotiating partner in the Trans Pacific Partnership. As a major U.S. trading partner, Japan would bolster the reach of the TPP for U.S. agriculture, particularly in beef trade. “As the fourth-largest U.S. agricultural export market, with nearly $14 billion in purchases in 2012, trade with Japan is important to America’s farmers and ranchers, AFBF President Bob Stallman said. Both the United States and Japan will benefit from Japan being a TPP partner, and by sharing in improved sanitary and phytosanitary standards for agricultural trade and expanded market access with TPP nations. The recent decision by Japan to increase access for U.S. beef shows that Japan can act to improve market access for U.S. agricultural products based on sound science. A comprehensive TPP agreement that includes Japan will strengthen trade relationships, address remaining barriers and improve the competitiveness of the Asia/Pacific market.”

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