Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue recently highlighted the importance of trade during the annual meeting of the Southeast U.S./Japan Association.
“While we like to think about states and nations doing business together, really people do business together. And these opportunities, like the SUS/Japan relationship forged those independent relationships, whether its the CEOs of Japanese companies or the CEOs of U-S companies being able to meet here and develop those personal relationships of trust.”
Perdue added he’s optimistic about opportunities to Japan.
“Japan is obviously one of our largest customers. In 2018, it was the third-largest export destination, and is growing with the recent Japan-US arrangement that President Trump negotiated…a bi-lateral there. That partnership is going to be cemented even closer in that regard.”