USTR raises concerns about Japan's safeguard tariffs on U.S. beef

Aug 18, 2017

USTR raises concerns about Japan's safeguard tariffs on U.S. beef

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Thursday conveyed Washington's concern about Tokyo's recent imposition of emergency tariffs on frozen beef from the United States and other countries. Lighthizer raised the issue of the so-called safeguard tariffs — under which Japan boosted the rate to 50 ...

Japan expected to slap higher import tariff on frozen U.S. beef

Jul 27, 2017

Japan expected to slap higher import tariff on frozen U.S. beef

Japan is likely to impose an emergency tariff on frozen beef from the United States — starting next month — in response to a spike in imports, a government source said. The measure, designed to protect domestic farmers from sudden increases in imports, would remain ...

Japan-EU trade pact continues to elude over auto, dairy tariffs

Jul 2, 2017

Japan-EU trade pact continues to elude over auto, dairy tariffs

After two days of high-level talks, a broad agreement on free trade envisioned by Japan and the European Union remained out of reach Saturday as differences lingered over tariffs on European dairy and farm products, and other sensitive issues. "There has been significant progress but ...

Trump threatens Canada over dairy trade, slaps tariff on lumber

Apr 26, 2017

Trump threatens Canada over dairy trade, slaps tariff on lumber

Trade tensions spiked between Washington and Ottawa Tuesday as President Donald Trump accused Canada of being "very rough" on its southern neighbor and threatened to retaliate against new restrictions on U.S. dairy products. Trump also touted his administration's surprise decision late Monday to rekindle an ...