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Iowa Trade Team Says US And Japan Excited About TPP

A trade team from Iowa is attending the U.S. Japan Midwest Association Annual meeting in Japan this week.  Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says there’s a lot of excitement from those attending from both the U.S. and Japan about a possible free trade agreement through the Trans Pacific Partnership Talks.

Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey says while some farm groups in Japan have been leery about a possible TPP deal, most of those attending the Midwest Association Japan conference are for it.

Northey says part of what’s leading to more optimism in Japan about the TPP is the recent granting to Japan of the Summer Olympic Games for 2020 and the subsequent confidence in Japan’s economic recovery and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government.

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