Topics Topics

Rice Sector Policies in Japan

by Hisao Fukuda, John Dyck, and Jim Stout

Rice Outlook No. (RCS-0303-01) 19 pp, March 2003

This report provides a detailed description and analysis of policies used by Japan to support its rice producers. Domestic policies include a program offering compensation to farmers when market prices fall below specified targets, subsidized hazard insurance, and subsidies to increase the size of farm operations. At the border, a tariff-rate quota is administered by a government state-trading enterprise, which can apply markups to imported rice prices when it sells the rice inside Japan. To counter overproduction of rice, the government funds a diversion program that pays farmers to plant other crops on a third of the rice paddies. If Japan’s policies were liberalized, production and/or prices of japonica rice outside Japan would rise, while prices would fall in Japan.

Keywords: Japan, rice, policies, domestic support, trade, trade liberalization, state trading, quota, PSE, producer support estimate, AMS, aggregate measurement of support

In this publication...

Need help with PDFs?

Last updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014

For more information contact: Hisao Fukuda, John Dyck, and Jim Stout

Share or Save this Page

Text Only Options

Top of page

Text Only Options

Open the original version of this page.

Usablenet Assistive is a UsableNet product. Usablenet Assistive Main Page.