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Pompeo looking forward to completed U.S.-Japan trade deal at U.N. General Assembly

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he was looking forward to a completed U.S.-Japan trade agreement at the United Nations General Assembly in New York later this month.

In a posting on Twitter, Pompeo said, "Progress made on the U.S.-#Japan trade deal at the G7 Summit will further our strong economic partnership: a huge win for both nations."

He said the two countries had reached consensus on agricultural, digital and industrial issues, adding, "Looking forward for a completed deal at UNGA."

Pompeo's tweet expanded remarks made on Friday by White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow, who told Fox Business Network that the trade accord reached with Japan "may be finished and announced in its entirety at the U.N. meetings coming up in a couple of weeks."

The United States and Japan last month agreed in principle on core elements for a trade deal that U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said they hoped to sign in New York on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly meeting.

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer last month said the deal covered agriculture, industrial tariffs and digital trade. Auto tariffs would remain unchanged.

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I thought it was already completed....hmmm I bet the Japanese delegation thought they got a good deal, and how easy was that!

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Im wondering how the regime is going to placate the voters. Popcorn out. Ready!!

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This looks like another yuge win for President Trump. MAGA!

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This looks like another yuge win for President Trump. MAGA!

yet as Japans trade minister stated the US didnt get any lower tarriffs than what was given to the TPP members, so Trump withdrew from an agreement only to make a similar agreement under a FTA, yuge win!? total waste of time since now American farmers have to play catchup for the markets lost to its TPP rivals. MAWA make America wait again

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This will only put more pressure on China to get with the program and agree to a trade deal that doesn't screw the U.S.

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This will only put more pressure on China to get with the program and agree to a trade deal that doesn't screw the U.S.

As someone who negotiate for a living, I don’t see how this puts any pressure on China whatsoever. Please explain.

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This will only put more pressure on China to get with the program and agree to a trade deal that doesn't screw the U.S. why if they wanted to put pressure on the US theyd join the TPP, Trumpsters are just grasping at anything about now, you know becuase that easy to win trade war isnt winning anything. Seems like Chinas playing the long game and theyve a got all the time in the world.

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