Japan: U.S. Pork Faces Tariff Headwinds in Japan

The agreement in principle between Japan and the European Union (EU) on a free trade deal in July, 2017, and a potential Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) arrangement, could leave U.S. pork exports at a significant tariff disadvantage relative to competitors. The two agreements are likely to contain similar tariff concessions for a wide range of pork products including fresh, chilled and frozen pork as well as processed products such as ham, bacon, sausage, ground seasoned pork and canned ham. The Japan-EU agreement could enter into force as early as 2019 while Japan continues to advocate for a TPP-11 arrangement without the United States. 

Japan: U.S. Pork Faces Tariff Headwinds in Japan