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Trump to sign US-Japan trade deal that benefits farmers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is scheduled to signal a restricted commerce settlement Monday with Japan, a deal that might win again advantages American farmers misplaced when Trump pulled out of a broader Asia-Pacific pact his first week in workplace.

U.S. farmers have been working at a drawback in Japan since Trump withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership settlement, which had been negotiated by the Obama administration. The different 11 Pacific Rim nations, together with huge farm producers similar to New Zealand and Canada, went forward with out the United States and had been having fun with preferential therapy in Japan.

While rewarding American farmers, the brand new U.S.-Japan mini-deal doesn’t resolve variations over commerce in autos. Trump has mentioned the 2 nations proceed to work on a extra complete settlement.

Trump has threatened to impose import taxes on overseas autos, claiming they pose a menace to U.S. nationwide safety. At the UN normal meeting, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe instructed reporters that Trump had assured him {that a} earlier settlement to spare Japan from new auto tariffs nonetheless stood.

But Japanese automakers had been dissatisfied that the United States saved present auto tariffs at 2.5%.

The restricted commerce pact additionally contains market-opening commitments on $40 billion price of digital commerce between the 2 nations.

Trump has lengthy complained by America’s massive commerce deficit with Japan, which got here to $58 billion final yr. Japan is the world’s third-biggest economic system behind the United States and China.

The president was set to signal the deal on the White House Monday afternoon.

The information would possibly sound acquainted. The deal was first introduced on the August Group of seven summit in Biarritz, France. At the UN gathering final month, the 2 nations signed an agreement-in-principle. On Monday, Trump was scheduled to signal the ultimate textual content.


AP Writer Darlene Superville contributed to this story.

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