On Friday, the Japanese government introduced a number of new policy measures to support the domestic dairy and other sectors, after it reached broad free trade accords with the European Union and with the current 10 other member countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership earlier this year.   Among them are support mechanisms for dairy, and moves to introduce more competitive production technology.  In all, these moves certainly suggest that the agreement will be, despite naysayers–and even without US participation– consequential.  The story is here.

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