Japan is increasing tariffs on frozen US beef imports to 50%

By Tom Wadlow
In a bid to protect its own farmers, Japan is set to increase import taxes on frozen beef from the US and other countries to 50%. Currently the levy st...

In a bid to protect its own farmers, Japan is set to increase import taxes on frozen beef from the US and other countries to 50%.

Currently the levy stands at 38.5%, and this will remain for countries with economic partnership agreements, including Australia, Mexico and Chile.

The news is a blow to Donald Trump’s efforts to boost trade between the US and Japan, although it is widely acknowledge that the US President is intent on imposing similar tariffs on foreign goods being exported to America.

RELATED STORIES:

Japan is the USA’s most important Asian beef export market, although recent news that China has lifted import bans could see a shift in this pattern.

In April to June of this year, Japan's first fiscal quarter, frozen beef imports from all nations totalled 89,253 tonnes, representing a 17.1% on the same period a year ago. US exports went up by 32 percent.

US sales of frozen beef to Japan last year totalled $418mn, which is nearly a fifth of all sales of the product.

Share
Share

Featured Articles

Livestock data management platform Breedr raises £12mn

Breedr helps farmers improve their livestock productivity & sustainability. Investbridge Capital led a £12mn funding round to build better farm trading

Coca-Cola, Diginex & Reckitt tech to support supply chains

Respect for human rights is critical to good business, says Coca-Cola’s Paul Lalli, as the company joins diginexLUMEN to catch supply chain forced labour

Luxury food manufacturer Venchi on sustainable packaging

Cècile Osti, of luxury chocolate manufacturer Venchi, on Easter 2022, Sorrento lemons, sustainable packaging, natural ingredients & the pleasure of food

How has the pandemic affected sales at General Mills?

Food

Morrisons partners with Nestle in sustainability scheme

Retail

PepsiCo Launches pep+ a Strategic End-to-End Transformation

Drink