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European cheese smells trade treaty opportunity in Japan

Imports jump 57% in April after tariffs go down

Japanese imports of European cheese are on the upswing as tariffs are reduced. (Photo by Wataru Ito)

TOKYO -- Japan's import of cheese for the month of April grew 34% on the year, in what is seen as the fruits of free-trade deals the country has signed in recent years.

Entering year two of the Japan- EU Economic Partnership Agreement, tariffs on popular European cheeses such as Camembert and cheddar dropped in April from 27.9% to 26.1%.

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