||Japanese import survey : descriptive analysis
Nabeshima, KaoruMichida, Etsuyo
IDE Discussion Paper = IDE Discussion Paper
5702016-03-01 , Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO)
Food importers, such as wholesalers and food processing firms, play an important role in sourcing food from abroad. They are also responsible for ensuring that imported food meets the food safety standards of the importing country. Often, assurance of conformity is done in collaboration with exporters. Thus, importers can influence how supply chains in developing countries are organized. This paper uses a unique dataset obtained from the Japanese market to examine how importers select suppliers and assure food quality.