Japan: Japan Revises Pork WTO Safeguard and Marukin

Coinciding with the entry into force of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) on December 30, 2018, Japan added a second trigger condition to the WTO safeguards for pork imports while also increasing domestic support for hog producers under the Marukin program. This report describes these changes and reviews pork tariff concessions under the CPTPP.

Japan: Japan Revises Pork WTO Safeguard and Marukin