Japan: Japan Doubles Non-Fat Dry Milk Import Quota

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On January 26, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) announced its intention to import 13,000 metric tons (MT) of butter and 27,000 MT of non-fat dry milk (NFDM) by March 2019. While the quota volume for butter remained unchanged from the previous year, MAFF more than doubled the quota volume for NFDM. These volumes are in line with FAS/Tokyo’s projections that more imports will be needed to meet demand for NFDM in Japan as the availability of domestic fluid milk for processing declines.

Japan: Japan Doubles Non-Fat Dry Milk Import Quota