NEWS
Beef Dodges Tariff Hike
Richard Smith DTN Tokyo Correspondent
Wed Jul 31, 2013 02:08 PM CDT

TOKYO (DTN) -- Japan's tariff on frozen beef imports will not rise August 1 as feared, but could still rise later in the year as beef imports from the U.S., Canada and other countries increase.

Total frozen beef imports amounted to 72,010 tons in April-June 2012 and 77,775 tons during the same period this year, a rise of only 8%, according to Japan Ministry of Finance figures. "The tariff will not rise" August 1, said Takayuki Terano, an official at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries' meat marketing and trade policy office.

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