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Chairman David Scott Statement on U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement Beef Safeguard Provisions

WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott issued the statement below following USTR’s announcement regarding beef safeguard provisions of the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement:

“Japan is a top export destination for U.S. beef and today’s announcement marks an important development for the U.S. beef industry. The exchange of letters formalizes the updated beef safeguard mechanism agreement that Japan approved in November, allowing our beef producers to expand their export opportunities and meet Japanese demand for high-quality U.S. beef,” said Chairman David Scott.

“International trade is critical for our producers, and this announcement is a further indicator of the Biden Administration’s commitment that we continue to engage with our trading partners to find additional avenues for American agricultural products in foreign markets,” Chairman David Scott continued.

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