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Blunt Statement on U.S.-Japan Trade Announcement

September 25, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement on President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s announcement that the U.S. and Japan have reached a trade agreement that will reduce or eliminate tariffs on $7 billion worth of U.S. agriculture exports.

“From historic flooding to low commodity prices to market uncertainty, Missouri farmers and producers have seen more than their share of challenges over the past year,” said Blunt. “This trade agreement is welcome news, and will help boost Missouri ag exports to one of our biggest trading partners. It marks another important step toward expanding markets and leveling the playing field for U.S. goods, and I hope it will pave the way for a comprehensive trade agreement with Japan.”

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