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Analysts question WTO compliance of U.S.-Japan trade deal

September 17, 2019 at 4:23 PM
A provisional trade agreement reached by the U.S. and Japan could run afoul of World Trade Organization rules, analysts contended on Tuesday. President Trump notified Congress on Monday of his intent to enter into a deal on “tariff barriers” with Japan as well as an “executive agreement” on digital trade. The tariff deal, originally announced by Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the G7 summit in France last month, centers on agriculture and industrial goods. But such a...

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