IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 01 Jan 2010 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Public procurement localisation

In the New Growth Strategy of Japan (2010), the Japanese government announced that it would promote the use of Japanese wood instead of foreign wood. The target is to cover more than half of domestic demand for wood with domestic supply. According to the WTO's Trade Policy Review of Japan it "appears" that Japan favouring domestic wood producers in public procurement.
 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

311 Wood, sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled, of a thickness exceeding 6 mm; railway or tramway sleepers (cross-ties) of wood, not impregnated
4407 Wood sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled, whether or not planed, sanded or endjointed, of a thickness exceeding 6 mm.
440710 Coniferous
440725 Dark Red Meranti, Light Red Meranti and Meranti Bakau
440726 White Lauan, White Meranti, White Seraya, Yellow Meranti and Alan
440729 Other
440791 Of oak (Quercus spp.)
440792 Of beech (Fagus spp.)
440793 Of maple (Acer spp.)
440794 Of cherry (Prunus spp.)
440795 Of ash (Fraxinus spp.)
440799 Other
312 Wood continuously shaped; wood wool, flour and chips
4409 Wood (including strips and friezes for parquet flooring, not assembled) continuously shaped (tongued, grooved, rebated, chamfered, Vjointed, beaded, moulded, rounded or the like) along any of its edges, ends or faces, whether or not planed, sanded or end
440910 Coniferous
440929 Other
314 Boards & panels
4410 Particle board, oriented strand board (OSB) and similar board (for example, waferboard) of wood or other ligneous materials, whether or not agglomerated with resins or other organic binding substances.
441011 Particle board
441012 Oriented strand board (OSB)
4411 Fibreboard of wood or other ligneous materials, whether or not bonded with resins or other organic substances.
441112 Of a thickness not exceeding 5 mm
441113 Of a thickness exceeding 5 mm but not exceeding 9 mm
441114 Of a thickness exceeding 9 mm
441192 Of a density exceeding 0.8 g/cm³
441193 Of a density exceeding 0.5 g/cm³ but not exceeding 0.8 g/cm³
4412 Plywood, veneered panels and similar laminated wood.
441210 Of bamboo
441231 With at least one outer ply of tropical wood specified in Subheading Note 2 to this Chapter
441232 Other, with at least one outer ply of nonconiferous wood
441239 Other
441294 Blockboard, laminboard and battenboard
441299 Other

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