The trade talks with China may have come to a standstill for now, but the US is making progress on trade deals with other countries around the world. A few days ago, we discussed the progress US and Turkey had made on trade, and it looks like Japan is next.
Earlier today, Japanese Economy Minster Toshimitsu Motegi confirmed that he will be meeting with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in Tokyo on Saturday. Both parties will hold trade discussions before the summit meeting on Monday.
Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe is set to meet US President Donald Trump at the upcoming summit meeting, and discuss a variety of issues sure to pique markets’ interests. Some of the pertinent topics on the agenda include trade, North Korean nuclear program, and the upcoming G20 summit.