US and Japan strike deal on beef tariffs


The US and Japan have struck a deal giving US beef more access to the latter’s market due to lower tariffs. The agreement includes a new mechanism that requires three conditions must be reached for Japan to invoke a ‘safeguard trigger’ and impose higher duties on US beef for 30 days. “This agreemen...

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