UAW President Stephen P. Yokich has issued a statement (29/11/00) on the negotiations between the United States and Japan regarding automotive trade: "The UAW strongly supports the negotiation of a new US-Japan auto trade agreement that will address the growing trade imbalance in this critical US industry. We have been disappointed with the lack of results from the 1995 agreement and we will not be satisfied until US-Japan auto trade is firmly on a path toward balance.