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Unpublished Paper
Japanese Beef Policy and GATT Negotiations: Analysis of Reducing Assistance to Beef Producers
Economic Staff Paper Series
  • Thomas I. Wahl, Iowa State University
  • Dermot J. Hayes, Iowa State University
  • Gary W. Williams, Iowa State University
Document Type
Report
Publication Date
10-1-1987
Number
176
Abstract
Since at least the mid-1970s, Japan and its beef import suppliers, the U.S. and Australia in particular, have engaged in heated negotiations on the level of the Japanese beef import quota. U.S. negotiators have demanded that Japan completely liberalize beef imports. The Japanese have responded in a piecemeal fashion, increasing the quota by comparatively small amounts in an apparent attempt both to appease U.S. interests and to minimize the opposition of the politically powerful domestic cattle producers. The most recent Japanese concession was an agreement in the fall of 1984 to expand the total beef import quota by 9,000 metric tons (mt) per year for four years, bringing total imports to 177,000 mt by early 1988.
Citation Information
Thomas I. Wahl, Dermot J. Hayes and Gary W. Williams. "Japanese Beef Policy and GATT Negotiations: Analysis of Reducing Assistance to Beef Producers" (1987)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dermot_hayes/29/