Cars Set to Drive U.S.-Japan Talks as National Security Worries Weigh — Panjiva


Cars Set to Drive U.S.-Japan Talks as National Security Worries Weigh

Cons. Discr. - Autos 661 Japan 381 Trade Deals 702 U.S. 3297

The U.S. and Japan are scheduled to start long-awaited trade negotiations from Apr. 15. For the administration of President Donald Trump, the focus is likely to be on ways to cut its trade deficit of $68.9 billion in 2018, which has proven persistent despite a 10.7% year over year rise in exports in 2018. For the Japanese government the talks take place under the cloud of four national-security related trade reviews by the U.S. including steel, aluminum, titanium and the automotive industry. The latter will likely be the main focus of talks given autos accounted for 39.6% of all U.S. imp...

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