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Dairy policies in Japan


Author:
Obara, Kakuyu., Dyck, John H., Stout, Jim., and United States Department of Agriculture. Economic Research Service.
Year:
2005
Subject:
Dairy products industry -- Japan, Dairying -- Japan, Dairy products -- Japan, dairy industry, dairy products, agricultural policy, and Japan
Abstract:
This report provides a detailed description and analysis of Japan's policies that support its milk producers and regulate dairy markets. Domestic supply controls boost the milk price, and government subsidies for producing manufacturing milk, for environmental improvements, and for hazard insurance provide additional support to farms. Regulations about milk labeling have affected milk powder use. At the border, tariff-rate quotas offer limited opportunities to private firms within the quota amounts, and impose very high tariffs on imports of dairy products outside the quota. If Japan's policies were liberalized, prices and production in Japan would fall, but sizable milk production would remain.
Language:
English
Publisher:
USDA, Economic Research Service
Collection:
USDA publications