Monday, September 22, 2014

Japan buys $1.5 billion of beef annually from Australia




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