U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement stops tariffs on some produce
Japan has agreed to eliminate tariffs on a number of U.S. exports, including almonds, blueberries and sweet corn.
Through the first stage of an initial tariff agreement, the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement will eliminate or reduce tariffs on an additional $7.2 billion of U.S. food and agricultural products, according to a Sept. 25 news release from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
More than 90% of the food and agricultural products sent to Japan will be duty free or receive preferential tariff access when the agreement is implemented, according to the release.
Tariffs on these products will be eliminated:
The U.S. has agreed to eliminate or reduce 42 tariff lines for products coming from Japan, including persimmons and cut flowers, according to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.