The National Pork Producers Council has weighed in on Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations with congressional committee members. The NPPC has submitted written testimony to the Senate Finance subcommittee on International Trade, Customs and Global Competitiveness saying Japan should open trade to U.S. pork as South Korea did in spite of farmers’ objections in both those countries.
At the World Pork Expo earlier this summer, NPPC’s Nick Giordano told Brownfield that Japan’s insistence on keeping tariffs on pork and other U.S. goods is unacceptable and the TOP trade issue of our time…
“We’ve got support in Congress but we need people weighing in at the grassroots, telling their members of Congress ‘NO’ to Japan. We want Japan in, YEAH, but they need to do what every other U.S. trading partner has done. We’re not giving special treatment to Japan! It’s economic suicide for American agriculture to do that.”
The NPPC says “there is absolutely no reason Japan should be treated differently from other U.S. FTA partners.”