ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Jan 2010In January 2010, the government of Japan announced a change in the local input requirements for the participation in certain public purchases.
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Trade Policy Review, Japan:
See, in particular, page 31.
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.