Grassley: Japan Deal Could Strengthen U.S. Stance With China

Statewide Iowa — Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley is applauding the tentative trade deal reached between the U.S. and Japan, calling it a very “welcome development.”

Strengthening ties with Japan, Grassley says, will help to also strengthen the United States’ position while negotiating with China. While only an overview of the agreement with Japan was released by the White House last weekend, Grassley says what he’s heard so far is very encouraging.

It’s possible, according to Grassley, the agreement can be signed without Congressional approval. He calls it “very positive news” and a “significant step” toward securing a comprehensive trade agreement with Japan which he says could benefit all sectors of the U.S. economy.

The agreement is expected to be signed at the United Nations General Assembly meeting in late September.



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