Senators want Biden’s help to open Japanese market to the U.S. potato industry

Fresh Common Potato
United States
Regulation & Compliances
Published Apr 14, 2024

Tridge summary

U.S. Senators Risch and Cantwell are actively pushing for Japan to open its market to U.S. potato exports, arguing there are no phytosanitary reasons for Japan's current restrictions. They highlight the potential for the U.S. potato industry, which is worth over $100 billion and supports nearly 34,000 jobs, to see a $150 million annual increase in exports to Japan. This effort, part of broader initiatives that have also targeted expanding exports to China, enjoys bipartisan support, demonstrating significant political backing for expanding U.S. potato exports into key Asian markets.
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Original content

Highlighting the absence of phytosanitary reasons to block U.S. potatoes, they referenced the successful exports to other Asian markets. The U.S. potato sector, with a valuation exceeding $100 billion and responsible for nearly 34,000 jobs, could see a $150 million annual increase in exports with access to the Japanese market. Previous efforts by Risch and Cantwell include advocating for U.S. potato exports to China and engaging with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to support ...
Source: Argenpapa
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