April 21, 2014

Japan buys $1.5 billion of Australian beef annually

Inside a Japanese household freezer Copyright Peter Hanami 2005
Picture: Inside a Japanese household freezer 

" Japan buys $1.5 billion of beef annually from Australia, making it the industry's biggest customer. But the 38.5 per cent tariff means the industry is also paying the Japanese government $590 million a year"

Source: Beef sectors tariff fears last hurdle in Japan FTA
By Rowan Callick
The Australian Newspaper
Friday March 14th 2014, page 19

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