Japan Pork Imports Could Rise
Richard Smith DTN Tokyo Correspondent
Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:55 PM CDT

TOKYO (DTN) -- Canadian pork exports could benefit from a Taiwan Council of Agriculture (COA) proposal to import 3,000 tons of pork per month at half the import tariff.

The tariff change comes on heels of a pork shortage in Japan due to porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED). To halt inflation initiated by rising pork prices, the COA is negotiating with the Ministry of Finance to lower the tariff from 12.5% to 6.25%, COA Deputy Minister Wen-Te Chen said. He was speaking at a March 12 question-and-answer session at a meeting of the Economics Committee of the Legislative Yuan, Taiwan's parliament, ...

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