OSCA Attends Meeting With Japanese Delegation to Discuss Trans-Pacific Partnership

OSCA representatives attended a lunchtime meeting yesterday to discuss how Nebraska’s cattle farmers could benefit immensely from the passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership with Ken Shimanouchi, a former ambassador who now works as an adviser to Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe.  The meeting was held at  the Thompson Center at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  In attendance were representatives from the Omaha World Affairs Council and international studies faculty and students from UNO and Creighton University.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a trade agreement that would sharply lower tariffs on beef exports to the state’s third-largest trading partner. Japan’s import taxes on beef from the U.S. was 38 % in 2015, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation. The rate would fall to 9% if the Trans-Pacific Partnership passes which would be a huge benefit for US beef exporters.

More details via OWH article.