September 25, 2019


WASHINGTON, D.C.—Myron Brilliant, executive vice president and head of International Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement today regarding the announcement that the United States and Japan reached a partial trade deal.

"Today’s news will spur economic growth and boost sales on both sides of the Pacific, especially for American farmers and ranchers and the digital economy. However, it’s not enough. The Chamber strongly urges the administration to hold fast to its commitment to achieve a comprehensive, high-standard trade agreement with Japan that addresses the full range of our trade priorities, including services, intellectual property protection, and regulatory barriers to trade. A comprehensive trade deal with Japan would provide some much-needed predictability—not only for the U.S. and Japan but for all our trade allies. Now is the moment for our countries to work together to restore stability to the rules-based global trading system."