12:30 pm EST - 2:00 pm EST

Past Event

The TPP and Japan’s agricultural policy changes

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST

The Brookings Institution
Somers Room

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Earlier this month, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement was signed by its 12 member states in New Zealand, bringing the trade deal one step closer to fruition. The member states must now work on resolving their respective domestic issues tied to TPP. For Japan, one of the major issue areas involving TPP is agriculture.

On February 24, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies hosted Kazuhito Yamashita for a presentation in which he discussed the impact of Japan’s market access commitment on agriculture, the TPP countermeasures that the Japanese government announced for agriculture, and the types of agricultural policy reform that are being considered in Japan.