Japan Trade Agreement

The U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement (USJTA) entered into force on January 1, 2020. In this agreement, Japan committed to provide substantial market access for the United States by phasing out most tariffs, enacting meaningful tariff reductions, or allowing a specific quantity of imports at a lower duty. Once USJTA is fully implemented, nearly 90 percent of U.S. food and agricultural products imported into Japan will be duty free or receive preferential tariff access.

Agriculture - Related Provisions of the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement

Commodity-specific information from FAS Tokyo

Data and Analysis

Attaché Report (GAIN)

Japan: USJTA Treatment for Fats and Oils 2021

This report is one in a series of product briefs highlighting the tariff benefits for specific commodities and products from Year 3 (2021) to Year 5 (2023) of the agreemen
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Japan: Most USJTA TRQs Underfilled in JFY 2020

This report provides data on TRQ allocation and fill rates, together with out-of-quota imports observed during the last fiscal year.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Japan: USJTA Treatment for Fruit Preparations 2021

The U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement (USJTA) has been in effect for 17 months, however the timing of Japan's fiscal year meant that the agreement entered "Year 3" of implementation on April 1, 2021.

News and Features

Beginning July 23, all eyes will be on Japan as it hosts the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. For me, this summer’s Olympics is the perfect blend of things that I’m passionate about – there’s cycling, there’s an international governing body...
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2020 – Despite the challenges 2020 brought, the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) continued to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s pursuit of global trade opportunities for American agriculture, successfully delivering on...
Washington, Sept. 25, 2019 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today issued the following statement regarding the signing of the new United States-Japan Trade Agreement: “This agreement between the United States and Japan is a better deal...

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