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May 29, 2020
FAS provides summaries of the latest USDA quarterly forecasts for U.S. trade in agricultural products and a link to the joint FAS/ERS publication Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade.
May 29, 2020
Japan’s palm kernel shell (PKS) imports have dramatically increased since 2012, when biomass-generated power became eligible for a feed-in-tariff program (FIT).
May 28, 2020
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...
May 26, 2020
From June 1, 2020, Japan will require the use of a revised sanitary certificate for fresh oyster exports.
May 26, 2020
Hotel, restaurant, and institutional (HRI) sales fell to unprecedented lows in April, with consumers staying home and tourism halted during the seven-week long nationwide state of emergency...
May 26, 2020
On April 23, 2020, in response to COVID-19 air travel disruptions, Japan notified the World Trade Organization via G/SPS/N/JPN/755 that Japan would temporarily accept electronic copies...
May 21, 2020
This biannual report, published in May and November, includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in sugar.
May 21, 2020
Recent demographic data indicates a reversal in the traditional gender ratio of Japanese farmers. Historically, women farmers outnumbered male farmers in Japan.
May 20, 2020
Japan notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) that the revised quarantine pest list proposed via WTO/SPS/N/JPN/712 will enter into force on November 11, 2020.
May 15, 2020
This monthly report includes information on U.S. and global imports of dairy products, including maximum quantities that can be imported under tariff-rate quota licensing.
May 15, 2020
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) approved the geographical indication (GI) application for the Yamagata La France pear on April 15, 2020.
May 13, 2020
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) announced additional support payments for dairy producers to redirect excess milk supplies resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 13, 2020
Of 117 violations reported in U.S. products since 2007, 75 percent of all non-compliance cases resulted from Japan’s lack of specific maximum residue limits (MRLs) for compound-commodity...
May 12, 2020
This monthly report includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in grains.
May 12, 2020
This monthly report includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in oilseeds.
May 12, 2020
Monthly report on crop acreage, yield and production in major countries worldwide. Sources include reporting from FAS’s worldwide offices, official statistics of foreign governments....
May 4, 2020
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is expected to revise the calculation method for payments under the Beef Marukin program which provides financial support to beef producers...
May 1, 2020
On April 28, 2020, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) of Japan publicly announced the list of substances to be included in Japan’s new positive list system for food container...
May 1, 2020
Japanese farmers, foresters, and fishermen whose income from sales decreased over 30 percent for any month between February and October of 2020 are eligible for tax relief as part of Japan’s COVID...
May 1, 2020
Japan's farmers, foresters, and fishermen are eligible for cash allowances from Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry to help sustain businesses affected by COVID-19 related losses.

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