Washington, DC–“They are not coming here,” Trump told reporters Friday, announcing he was bringing back tariffs on Japanese goods and ordering a halt to Japan’s $1.6 billion import of American beef.
“The tariffs will be a slap in the face to Japan.
They’re going to have to pay a huge price for this.
We’re not going to let this go on.”
Trump’s move was aimed at Japan, a major trading partner that Trump has called “the most aggressive” and “the biggest threat” to U.S. economic prosperity.
The tariffs, which Trump said he would not impose on imported products, were a response to the Japanese government’s $100 billion trade surplus with the U.K. and France in 2016.
“Japan is doing absolutely nothing with the tariffs.
They are going to pay very, very little for it,” Trump said.
“They are going, ‘We have a surplus, we’re not doing anything with it.’
We’re going, “I will do the exact opposite.
I will do what’s right for our country.
“Trump said Japan is “doing absolutely nothing” with the tariff, and “will pay a very, really big price for it.
“Japan, in fact, is the largest exporter of U.E. beef and pork to the U to the United States.
Trump also said the U, as a trade partner, will not get preferential treatment from his administration. “
I have been very clear that the U of A should not be exporting to Japan and Japan should not export to the US, and we will do that,” Trump, speaking to reporters on Air Force One, said.
Trump also said the U, as a trade partner, will not get preferential treatment from his administration.
“We will not be paying a special deal, and that’s because we are not a trading partner,” Trump added.
“What we’re doing is giving them a slap on the wrist, because they’re not coming.
And we’re going after the same countries that they’re going.”
Trump, who has been at odds with both major political parties over the past year, said the United Nations and the World Trade Organization (WTO) will be holding hearings on the matter in the coming weeks.
He said he was “really happy” to announce that the Japanese Government will be meeting with him next week.
The Japanese Embassy in Washington, D.C., said it would be hosting the WTO hearings.
“Japanese government officials are expected to appear at the WTO meeting next week,” the embassy said in a statement.
Trump also told reporters that the tariffs would “come down very, low.” “
All members of the WTO are committed to working together to find solutions that address these concerns.”
Trump also told reporters that the tariffs would “come down very, low.”
He said his administration would impose a “big tax” on imported Japanese goods.
The new tariffs would be announced by U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and will include a provision that the United states would not get any preferential treatment, according to a White House official.
“That’s a big, big, slap on their face,” the official said.
The Trump administration’s announcement came amid a flurry of trade and foreign policy developments on the horizon.
On Thursday, Trump ordered the U