27 Sens. Push Obama On Japan's Imports Of US Beef

Law360, New York (March 8, 2011, 5:46 PM EST) -- Sen. Mike Johanns, R.-Neb., and 26 other senators on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to pressure Japan to loosen restrictions on imports of U.S. beef if it wants to join talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.

The senators, five Democrats and 22 Republicans, said in a letter they have reservations about Japan joining negotiations over the trade partnership, which seeks to eliminate tariffs on goods traded among the U.S. and countries in the Asia-Pacific region, given the country's apparent reluctance to allow imports of American...
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