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Trump announces a trade agreement with Japan

September 17, 2019


The US president, Donald Trump, reported Monday that the United States has reached an initial trade agreement with Japan.

“I am pleased to report that my Administration has reached an initial commercial agreement regarding tariff barriers with Japan,” the president said in a letter sent to the country's Congress published by the White House.

Last month, the United States and Japan agreed on the central elements of a free trade agreement that would cool the trade dispute between the allies.

A pact like this would have benefits for the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, in the automobile sector while it would mean an increase in Trump's support among farmers in the face of the presidential elections scheduled for 2020.