Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says he’s urging Japanese
officials to talk to the U.S. about tariffs after Japan announced in July that it would impose a 50 percent tariff on frozen beef imports.
Ricketts said in a news conference call Thursday that the tariff will suppress some of the demand for beef, but that exports will continue.
His discussions about beef came during a Japanese trade mission. Ricketts says he’s confident Japanese demand for Nebraska-made beef is growing and urged the Japanese officials to begin a dialogue with the Trump Administration on a bilateral trade agreement between the two countries to replace the tentatively approved Trans Pacific Partnership