ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Jan 2009In January 2009, the government of Japan initiated a new safeguard investigation.
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Japan notification to the WTO Committee on Agriculture of June 18, 2009, No. G/AG/N/JPN/150 available from WTO Documents Online:
Japan introduced a special safeguard on yoghurt, frozen, preserved or containing added sugar or other sweetening matterm flavouring, fruits or nuts (excluding frozen yoghurt). The trigger level is set at 1.13 tonnes, which reflects 125 per cent of the average quantity of imports for years 2006-2008. The safeguard is applicable from June 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010.
The safeguard on the same product has been in place for the period of January 1, 2009 to March 31, 2009 with the lower trigger level of 0.72 tonnes.