Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hagita has spoken with US Secretary of Commerce Lemond again to solve the problem of import restrictions that impose high tariffs on steel and aluminum, saying that the United States poses a security threat. I asked.

The United States has taken import restrictions from three years ago by the former Trump administration, which imposes high tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum because of security threats, with imports from China in mind. Products from Japan are also covered.



On the morning of the 5th, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hagita had a telephone conversation with US Secretary of Commerce Lemond for about 40 minutes.


In this, Minister Hagiuda urged a solution to the problem, saying that import restrictions are affecting trade between the two countries.


Minister Hagiuda urged the United States to resolve this issue for the second consecutive day following the meeting with Katherine Tai, the trade representative on the 4th.



Regarding import restrictions, Secretary of Commerce Lemond said at a press conference in the United States held before the meeting that he would like to work on solving tariff problems with allies such as Japan, and has shown a positive attitude toward the review. I did.



The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry wants to continue discussing this issue when the Thai trade representative visits Japan scheduled for mid-November, and it will be watched whether the issue will be resolved or its whereabouts.

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