NEWS
Japan Frozen Pork Imports Down
Richard Smith DTN Tokyo Correspondent
Tue Apr 1, 2014 04:49 PM CDT

TOKYO (DTN) -- Stricter customs regulation has sparked a shift in Japan's pork imports from frozen product to chilled product.

Tightened regulations have been instituted to prevent tax evasion. Some importers were declaring higher prices than the pork was actually imported for, according to the agricultural daily Nihon Nogyo Shimbun. In addition, the fall of the yen reduced importers' purchasing power, which has made Japan less attractive for exporters. The latter have come to prefer Europe as a destination for their frozen pork.

Canada Pork International Japan marketing director Shoji Nomura acknowledged the new trend and the stricter customs inspections, ...

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