Trade negotiations between Japan and the US began after the administration of US President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of his country from the Trans-Pacific Economic Cooperation Agreement (TPP), signed by 12 states.
Trump's discontent is caused, in particular, by the terms of Japanese car imports. Trump decided to postpone the imposition of tariffs on Japanese cars and spare parts for six months.
According to the United States trade representative, Robert Lightheiser, the tariffs Japanese cars will remain in force, even after the signing of a commercial agreement.
Japanese media reported in mid-September that under the new agreement, Japan within the next five to seven years would lift restrictions on imports of US wines.
US wine distributors are expected to reduce costs by 13%, if tariffs (125 yen or about $ 1.16 per liter) are canceled.
In addition, according to Japanese media, the Japanese government intends to reduce tariffs on US beef imports from 38.5 to 9% by 2033.