Japan: Japan Reduces Planned NFDM Imports to 750 MT

On May 27, Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF) announced that it would revise planned imports of nonfat dry milk (NFDM) from a previously announced volume of 4,000 metric tons (MT) to just 750 MT for Japanese fiscal year 2020. The decrease in planned imports is a result of increasing domestic production of NFDM due to low demand for fresh milk during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 750 MT allows Japan to meet its commitment under the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement. Separately, Japan will maintain planned imports of 20,000 MT of butter.

Japan: Japan Reduces Planned NFDM Imports to 750 MT