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U.S. wants trade talks with Japan

Jiji Press WASHINGTON (Jiji Press) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue expressed strong hopes on Wednesday that his country will launch trade talks with Japan to expand its exports of farm products.

“We’re eager to enter into bilateral trade negotiations with Japan,” Perdue said in a speech delivered in Washington. “We want to bring down high tariffs [in Japan] on beef and pork and dairy and fruits and vegetables and many other products.”

The United States is eager to lower trade barriers in Japan “to address the preferences that they seem to have currently” for Australia and other countries, Perdue said.Speech

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