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Japan: TRQ Allocation Rates for FTAs in JFY 2021

The U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement (USJTA), which entered into force on January 1, 2020, improved market access for U.S. products through the creation of tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) for food wheat, wheat products, malt, processed cheese, whey, glucose and fructose, potato starch, corn starch, and inulin.
Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to its Food Labeling Standards, including two related to agricultural biotechnology. CAA proposes the addition of processed food containing genetically engineered...
On April 1, 2021, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) suspended a mandatory aflatoxin inspection regime imposed on walnuts from the United States and other exporting countries.
On December 23, the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW) amended the handling procedures for products that are derived from the crossbreeding of genome edited varieties which have already...
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Japan: Exporter Guide

Japan is the fourth largest market for U.S. exporters of food and agricultural products. The total Japanese food and beverage market was valued at an estimated $788 billion in 2019...
The Government of Japan has completed and published guidelines for handling food and agricultural products derived from genome editing technology.
In most cases Japan’s Food Labeling Law does not require genetically engineered (GE) food labeling for highly processed food products that contain no foreign genetic material.
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Japan: Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional

Following eight consecutive years of growth, Japan’s hotel, restaurant and institutional (HRI) foodservice industry achieved record sales of JP¥33,318 billion (US$305.7 billion) in 2019.
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Japan: FAIRS Export Certificate Report

This report lists major export certificates required by the Japanese government to export food and agricultural products from the United States to Japan.
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Japan: FAIRS Country Report

This report is an overview and update of Japan’s food and agricultural import regulations and standards (FAIRS).
On February 14, 2020, Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries removed seasonal restrictions on the import window for U.S. chipping potatoes.
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Japan: USJTA Rules of Origin and Origin Procedures

The United States-Japan Trade Agreement (USJTA) entered into force on January 1, 2020. Nearly 90 percent of U.S. food and agricultural products imported into Japan are now duty free or receive....