Japan Trade Agreements List

While the Trump administration has stated that the USJTA should allow „American [agricultural] producers to compete more effectively with countries that currently have preferential tariffs in the Japanese market“38, the agreement between the United States and Japan is narrower than the TPP-11 or the EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement. Due in part to the legal authority under which the US negotiated the USJTA, the agricultural rules deal only with tariffs and quotas, while TPP-11 and the EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement also refer to many other policies that could affect trade in agricultural products. As a result, U.S. agricultural exporters in the Japanese market could continue to be at a disadvantage compared to those in TPP-11 or eu countries. . . .