ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Jan 2009In January 2009, the government of Japan initiated a new safeguard investigation.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Notification of Japan to the WTO Committee on Agriculture, G/AG/N/JPN/146, 21 April 2009 (see attached)
WTO Document No. G/AG/N/JPN/147, 19 May 2009 (see attached)
As of April 6, 2009 Japan has introduced a price-based special safeguard on various types of yogurt (frozen, preserved or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter, flavouring, fruits, or nuts). The trigger price for a safeguard has been set at 223.84 yen/kg.
This price-based safeguard replaces a volume-based safeguard on the same products that was in effect from 1 January 2009 to 31 March 2009.