U.S. Trade with Japan in 2021
The new U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement will provide America’s farmers and ranchers enhanced market access in one of our largest agricultural export markets.
Top 10 Exports to Japan in 2021
|Commodity||Total Value (USD)||Total Volume (Metric Tons)||10-Year Average Value (USD)||10-Year Growth|
|Corn||$3.19 Billion||11.58 Million||$2.36 Billion||7%|
|Beef & Beef Products||$2.36 Billion||318,336||$1.7 Billion||129%|
|Pork & Pork Products||$1.69 Billion||394,175||$1.7 Billion||-15%|
|Soybeans||$1.35 Billion||2.39 Million||$1.05 Billion||20%|
|Wheat||$702.19 Million||2.23 Million||$774.95 Million||-35%|
|Fish and Seafood||$682.69 Million||173,374||$746.04 Million||-12%|
|Forest Products||$677.33 Million||---||$724.36 Million||-7%|
|Hay||$512.76 Million||1.43 Million||$464.15 Million||-7%|
|Processed Vegetables||$479.1 Million||392,985||$497.95 Million||-14%|
|Tree Nuts||$437.61 Million||76,442||$397.31 Million||50%|
Data and Analysis
World Production, Markets, and Trade Report
Dairy Monthly Imports
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.
Attaché Report (GAIN)
Japan: Japan Enacts Legislation to Support Green Food System Strategy
The Japanese Diet enacted new legislation, the “Act to Promote Environmental Burden Reduction Activities for Establishment of Environmentally Harmonized Food System,” to support adoption of Japan’s Green Food System Strategy by farmers, foresters, and fishermen.
Attaché Report (GAIN)
Japan: Japan 249th Food Safety Group
Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) proposed revisions to Japan’s maximum residue levels for eight agricultural chemicals (Acynonapyr, Fenarimol, Fenpyrazamine, Flonicamid, Fluxametamide, Glufosinate, Penthiopyrad, and Trifloxystrobin) for various agricultural commodities.
News and Features
June 2, 2022
USTR Tai Signs Updated Beef Tariff Agreement with Japan
The updated agreement regarding beef tariffs will allow U.S. exporters to more reliably meet Japan’s growing demand for high-quality beef.
March 24, 2022
U.S., Japan Reach Deal on Beef Tariff Safeguard
The new three-trigger safeguard mechanism will allow U.S. exporters to meet Japan’s growing demand for high-quality beef and reduce the probability that Japan will impose higher tariffs in the future.
February 11, 2022
Export Sales Announcement
CORRECTION: Export Sales to China, Japan, and Unknown Destinations
Private exporters reported the following activity: 108,000 MT of soybeans for delivery to China in MY 2022/2023, 128,000 MT of corn for delivery to Japan in MY 2021/2022, and 30,000 MT of soybean oil for delivery to unknown destinations in MY 2021/2022.