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March 9, 2020
On February 14, 2020, Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries removed seasonal restrictions on the import window for U.S. chipping potatoes.
February 17, 2020
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries added information to the published results of the Simultaneous Buy and Sell (SBS) rice tenders in connection with the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement
February 6, 2020
On January 31, the Japanese government announced planned import volumes of butter and non-fat dry milk (NFDM) for Japanese fiscal year 2020.
January 16, 2020
Japan is the fourth largest market for U.S. exporters of food and agricultural products.
January 8, 2020
The U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement (USJTA) entered into force on January 1, 2020.
January 8, 2020
The U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement (USJTA) entered into force on January 1, 2020.
January 7, 2020
This report is an overview and update of Japan’s food and agricultural import regulations and standards (FAIRS) for U.S. agricultural exports to Japan.
January 7, 2020
This report lists major export certificates required by the Japanese government to export food and agricultural products from the United States to Japan.
January 3, 2020
The Japanese Cabinet approved new support programs for livestock producers under the 2019 supplementary budget aimed at increasing beef and dairy cow numbers.
January 3, 2020
Effective April 1, 2020, Japan will no longer apply the beef special safeguard and pork safeguard to imported products from member countries of the World Trade Organization.
November 20, 2019
On October 17, 2019, Japan announced plans to strengthen enforcement of phytosanitary certificate requirement (PCR) for agricultural imports and to revise the PCR exemption list for imports....
October 7, 2019
Following seven consecutive years of growth, Japan’s hotel, restaurant, and institutional (HRI) food service industry achieved record sales of ¥33.1 trillion ($299.8 billion) in 2018.
July 3, 2019
In its annual “White Paper on Food, Agriculture, and Rural Villages,” Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) reports that food self-sufficiency continued to decline in 2017/18.
June 11, 2019
On May 31, Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries affirmed that it will maintain the tariff-rate quota volumes for butter and non-fat dry milk (NFDM) at 20,000 MT....
June 7, 2019
On May 31, Japan’s Ministry of Finance announced the safeguard (SG) trigger levels for beef and pork for the fourth quarter of Japanese Fiscal Year 2019 (January 2020-March 2020).
May 17, 2019
On May 17, Japan formally removed the requirement that U.S. beef exported to Japan be derived from cattle less than 30 months of age.
April 15, 2019
On April 1, Japan announced tariff-rate quota volumes for dairy products that will be open during Japanese fiscal year 2019 (April-March). The announcement includes quotas for natural cheese....
April 15, 2019
On December 8, 2018, Japan revised the first revision to the Fisheries Act since it was established in 1949. Japan will introduce individual quotas (IQ) within the total allowable catch (TAC)....
April 12, 2019
On March 31, Japan announced safeguard trigger levels for beef and pork for the first three quarters of Japanese fiscal year 2019 (April-December).
April 2, 2019
Japan’s vegetable oil and protein feed markets began to show signs of slowing in market year (MY) 2017/18, but low soybean prices and a drop in world rapeseed prices in 2018 helped Japan’s....

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