NPPC Trade Official Says Japan Causing Problems In TPP

NPPC Trade Official Says Japan Causing Problems In TPP

Trans Pacific Partnership negotiators were hoping to complete a final agreement by the end of the year. Not only has that aim been denied with talks likely going into 2014, now problems are cropping up with one of the negotiating countries. National Pork Producer Council’s Vice President and Counsel for International Affairs Nick Giordano says Japan is closing off its economy by denying market access.

Giordano says Japan is targeting seven specific ag products including, pork, beef, wheat, barley, dairy, rice and sugar.

He says Japan shouldn’t be treated any differently than any other country that enters into a free trade agreement. He says several past deals the U.S. has been involved in have had tariffs going to zero for all countries in those pacts.

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