September 25,2019

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Wyden Statement on the U.S.-Japan Trade Deal

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today issued the following statement on the U.S.-Japan trade deal: 

“The digital trade principles that the United States and Japan agreed to today represent how important digital technology is to our modern economy. These principles form the foundation of a free and open internet that promotes the speech and collaboration that democracies, entrepreneurs and innovators in the U.S. and around the world need. I commend Ambassador Lighthizer and his team for this outcome. I also welcome the administration’s efforts to address tariff barriers to agricultural products in Japan, particularly in light of the tariff advantages accruing to the countries that have trade arrangements with Japan to which the U.S. is not a party.  However, the agriculture deal is not a comprehensive one and there is much more to do to level the playing field in Japan for American workers, businesses, farmers and ranchers. I look forward to this administration moving quickly to address the remaining trade issues our country faces in Japan.”