A United states -Japan trade contract had to deal with last-minute complications as Japanese officials wanted a guarantee that the Trump government will not set national security taxes on Japanese-built automobiles and vehicle components, people who knew about the issue told on Monday.
United States President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to make a trade contract at a gathering this week during the United Nations General Assembly in New York that gives an additional approach to Japan for United States agricultural products and mutual cuts in industrial products and taxes.
But the restricted trade contract is not anticipated to include adjustments to taxes and trade regulations regarding vehicles, the greatest source of the $67.6 billion United States trade loss with Japan.
Trump has abstained so far from actually imposing taxes of up to 24% on the imports of Japanese and European vehicles and its components, as according to his threat, citing future trade agreements with these associates.
The New York Times previously declared that Japan wanted a sunset clause that would finish any trade advantages for the United States if Trump applies the auto taxes on Japanese vehicles.
Japanese international ministry spokesperson Masato Ohtaka stated that Japan still wanted to sign the United States trade contract by the end of September and that the remaining problems could still be sorted out.
He briefly told journalists in a meeting that United States Trade agent Robert Lighthizer and Japanese Foreign Minister would talk about these problems at a conference in New York later on Monday evening.
Honestly speaking, we still have a little bit of time and all my fellow workers in the government are doing the best they could to fulfill this objective, Ohtaka mentioned.