Taiwan conditionally lifts import ban on Japanese beef

Sep 19, 2017

Taiwan conditionally lifts import ban on Japanese beef

Taiwan has conditionally lifted a 16-year-old ban on beef imports from Japan, clearing a major roadblock in negotiations on an economic partnership agreement. The Executive Yuan, the executive branch of Taiwan's government, said on its website Monday that the new measure comes into force with ...

USTR raises concerns about Japan's safeguard tariffs on U.S. beef

Aug 18, 2017

USTR raises concerns about Japan's safeguard tariffs on U.S. beef

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Thursday conveyed Washington's concern about Tokyo's recent imposition of emergency tariffs on frozen beef from the United States and other countries. Lighthizer raised the issue of the so-called safeguard tariffs — under which Japan boosted the rate to 50 ...

Japan expected to slap higher import tariff on frozen U.S. beef

Jul 27, 2017

Japan expected to slap higher import tariff on frozen U.S. beef

Japan is likely to impose an emergency tariff on frozen beef from the United States — starting next month — in response to a spike in imports, a government source said. The measure, designed to protect domestic farmers from sudden increases in imports, would remain ...

McDonald's pitches fresh beef for Quarter Pounder in U.S.

Mar 31, 2017

McDonald's pitches fresh beef for Quarter Pounder in U.S.

McDonald's announced Thursday it will shift to fresh beef in its new made-to-order Quarter Pounder hamburgers in most U.S. restaurants as it seeks to beef up sales in its home market. The fast-food chain by mid-2018 will shift away from frozen beef on the popular ...