Hiroshi Takahashi

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Bridge International Inc.
Job Title
Journalist, CEO
E-mail
biitokyo@yahoo.co.jp
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ABSTRACT The Chinese government suspended releasing some important data on its pig industry, such as the total number of pigs, for October 2019 and thereafter. As a result, an investigation of the Chinese pig industry became more difficult. However, it is believed that the Chinese pig industry...
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ABSTRACT Japan has a unique (and complicated) pork import tariff system, called the gate price system. Under this system, importers can minimize their tariff payments by combining high-price (and high-quality) pork with low-price (and low-quality) pork to set the CIF price at 524 yen per...
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INTRODUCTION China is the biggest importer in the world pork market. Nearly 20% of pork exports in the world go to China.[1] Thus, China’s domestic supply-demand condition of pork provides significant impacts on the world pork price. This paper surveys the recent situation of China’s hog raising...
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Introduction When pork imports increase sharply, the Japanese government is geared to implement a special measure for protecting domestic pork producers. This urgent and temporary measure is called a “safeguard.” In the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations, the Japanese...
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Introduction On October 5, 2015, the 12 countries participating in the on-going Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations reached a broad agreement at the ministerial meeting in Atlanta U.S.A. During the meeting, Japan promised to reduce tariffs on foreign pork once the agreement comes to...
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