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Attaché Report (GAIN)

Japan: Livestock and Products Semi-annual

Cattle stocks are projected to expand in 2022 as slaughter slowed in late 2021. In the dairy sector, cow slaughter is likely to increase in 2022 to lower excess milk production.
This report provides an analysis on beef consumption trends, household expenditure patterns, and international visitor consumption patterns that have impacted the food service industry. This analysis examines trends pre-COVID-19, mid-COVID-19, and sub-sector analysis in a post-COVID-19 environment.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Japan: Livestock and Products Annual

FAS/Tokyo projects cattle stocks to increase in 2022 as MAFF support programs continue to incentivize farmers to expand production.
The Government of Japan provides financial support to domestic livestock, dairy, and egg producers through various programs each year.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Japan: USJTA Treatment for Pork and Pork Products

This report is one in a series of product briefs highlighting the tariff benefits for specific commodities and products from Year 3 (2021) to Year 5 (2023) of the agreement.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Japan: USJTA Treatment for Beef and Beef Products

This report is one in a series of product briefs highlighting the tariff benefits for specific commodities and products from Year 3 (2021) to Year 5 (2023) of the agreement.
On March 17, Japan Customs announced that Japan’s imports of U.S. beef surpassed the annual trigger safeguard volume established under the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement (USJTA).
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Japan: Livestock and Products Semi-annual

Cattle stocks are projected to expand in 2021 as the pace of slaughter slows after a strong 2020. Slightly lower carcass weights are expected to keep beef production stable at around 475,000 metric...
On January 1, the Government of Japan introduced a new payment scheme for Japanese importers to postpone customs clearance of imported chilled beef between January 1 and June 30.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Japan: MHLW Proposes Limiting SRM Scope for Domestic Cattle

On November 12, Japan’s Food Safety Commission (FSC) Prion Subcommittee began its review of a proposal by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) to reduce the scope of specified risk...
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Japan: Livestock and Products Annual

Beef production is projected to remain flat in 2021 as marginally higher slaughter is offset by lower carcass weights.
To stimulate the use of non-traditional protein sources in the Japanese diet, Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries established a public-private partnership to develop regulations...