10. U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement, Annex I: Japan`s Tariffs and Customs Provisions, I-B-5-1; ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/agreements/japan/Annex_I_Tariffs_and_Tariff-Related_Provisions_of_Japan.pdf. “I applaud Japan`s swift action to approve these important trade agreements between our two nations, which are the world`s first and third largest economies,” Lighthizer said after the Japanese parliament approved it. “We expect the president to sign the declaration of execution for the United States next week.” Lighthizer said the deal would benefit U.S. farmers, ranchers and digital service providers. The deal does not cover auto trade, the main source of the $67 billion U.S. trade deficit with Japan. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told Reuters on Tuesday that despite the expiration of a review period last month, Trump had not ruled out imposing tariffs on car imports, including those from Japan. The trade officer said the two countries are preparing for the U.S.-Japan trade deal and the U.S.-Japan digital trade deal to come into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. Trump said he would sign the first phase of a trade deal with China on Jan. 15 and seal a deal that would push for the Asian nation to increase the purchase of U.S.
farm goods in exchange for lower tariffs on some of its products. Trump tweeted that he would go to Beijing, where talks on the second phase of the deal will begin. 4. www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/joint-statement-united-states-japan/. The Digital Agreement is a separate agreement that establishes rules in the digital space15 The content of the Digital Agreement is practically in line with the provisions of the Agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada (USMCA). . . .