September 26, 2018


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vice President for Asia and U.S.-Japan Business Council President David Gossack today released the following statement on the trade announcement from President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:

“As the world’s third largest economy, Japan is one of the most important export markets for American goods and services. We welcome today’s announcement from President Trump and Prime Minister Abe on a new effort to expand bilateral trade and maximize benefits for American job creators. These new discussions should help put U.S. businesses on a level playing field with our foreign competitors and address longstanding issues between our two nations. The U.S. Chamber and our U.S.-Japan Business Council look forward to working with both governments to expand trade and investment between the United States and Japan.”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. Its International Affairs division includes more than 80 regional and policy experts and 25 country- and region-specific business councils and initiatives. The U.S. Chamber also works closely with 117 American Chambers of Commerce abroad.