Japan's Agri-Food Sector and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Japan s Agri Food Sector and the Trans Pacific Partnership Japan s agriculture has been inward oriented protected by trade barriers from foreign competition Even though the share of Japan s food consumption provided by Japanese production has gradually falle

  • Title: Japan's Agri-Food Sector and the Trans-Pacific Partnership
  • Author: U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • ISBN: 9781505433654
  • Page: 462
  • Format: Paperback
  • Japan s agriculture has been inward oriented, protected by trade barriers from foreign competition Even though the share of Japan s food consumption provided by Japanese production has gradually fallen, Japan s farm sector remains the second largest among the countries negotiating the Trans Pacific Partnership TPP Japan s food industry is increasingly integrated with TJapan s agriculture has been inward oriented, protected by trade barriers from foreign competition Even though the share of Japan s food consumption provided by Japanese production has gradually fallen, Japan s farm sector remains the second largest among the countries negotiating the Trans Pacific Partnership TPP Japan s food industry is increasingly integrated with TPP economies, although the TPP share of Japan s agri cultural imports has fallen over time The proposed TPP agreement would lead to agricultural exports to Japan from TPP partners, likely dominating the total agricultural trade impact of such an agreement Despite potentially large import increases, espe cially in the rice, beef, and dairy sectors, the proposed agreement would only margin ally reduce Japan s output Intrinsic strengths of Japanese agricultural production and constraints to the growth of supply in the rest of the TPP countries may limit the impact of the agreement on Japan s agriculture Nevertheless, U.S exports would be well posi tioned to meet Japan s new import demand.

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