Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hagiuda said that the two countries had agreed to start talks for a solution on the 15th over additional tariffs on Japanese steel products, etc., which were invoked by the former Trump administration in the United States. "I want to get results in the shortest possible time," and expressed motivation for an early solution.

Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hagita met with US Secretary of Commerce Lemond on the 15th and agreed that the two countries would start discussions on the additional tariffs on Japanese steel and aluminum to resolve the issue.



Regarding this, Minister Hagiuda said at a meeting after the Cabinet meeting on the 16th, based on the fact that the Biden administration agreed on a part of the additional tariffs on the EU = European Union, exemption, "For the US side, EU etc. I strongly requested an early solution with content that is not inferior to that of the United States, and I firmly stated that Japan is aiming for a complete solution in a manner consistent with the WTO Agreement. "



On top of that, Minister Hagiuda said, "We started the discussion yesterday when the talks were held, so we started with a sense of speed enough to give instructions to the office staff on the spot. We want to get results in the shortest possible time." He stated and expressed his willingness to resolve the matter early.

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