David Winster "Don't ship Canadian beef, Japan to tell U.S." "TOKYO—Japanese Agriculture Minister Yukio Hattori will ask the United States to ban the exportation of Canadian beef bound for Japan via the United States, citing continued concerns over mad cow disease, according to media sources in the Japanese capital. The Japanese request comes in response to the American intention to start importing veal from Canada early next year....According to the sources, the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will be requesting that the U.S. start certifying the origin of all its beef products intended for export to ensure that nothing has come from Canada. Both the United States and Japan closed their borders to Canadian cattle and beef products after a single animal was diagnosed with mad cow disease in Alberta last May. The U.S. and Canadian cattle industries were highly integrated up until the mad cow scare. Canada has traditionally sold more than 70 per cent of its live cattle to the United States. As a result of losing export sales to U.S. processors, Canadian Beef to Japan (because of limitations in exporting to Japan), Canadian - affected by cattle producers may be challenged by beef exporters the from Argentina and Australia - two other countries which are international competitors in beef exports. Japanese declines in importing beef may affect the competitiveness of other Canadian meat product exports such as pork or chicken since meat importers usually handle all three of those products. This is a good reminder that sometimes your ability to do business internationally can be effected by the success or failure of other companies in your business sector who are selling slightly different products. Laws and regulations are a consequence of what the Canadian Beef government wants to control, which is a consequence of to Japan politics - meaning what is the government doing, or not - affected by the doing, to maintain the confidence of the people and get Political / re-elected. The Political Environment in this situation is influencing the Canadian Beef exporters through the new regulations that the Japanese government has established. These Japanese regulations (which are a consequence of the Sociocultural Environment - people in Japan fear Mad Cow) will mean that U.S. beef producers cannot send beef products to Japan if some of that beef came from cattle they imported from Canada. Example - frozen hamburger patties manufactured in the U.S. for export to the McDonald's outlets in Japan.

The high value of the Canadian dollar from Q2 of 2003 through to Q3 in 2004 will make it further challenging for Canadian beef exporters to sell their product at a competitive price since importers will have to pay more.distance to travel . While the younger generation in Japan eat western style fast foods .Canada is much farther way from the markets in Tokyo and Osaka than Australia. Future developments in biosciences may mean an end to BSE .weather temperature Agriculture products (a consequence of the Technological richness Geographic environment) are effected Environment by developments in bio-sciences such as . Canadian exporters are at a disadvantage when the distance to the customer is farther than another source in Australia or New Zealand.languages . If the time "in transit" is less.affected by the Geographic Environment . it costs more to bring animals to market due to the challenges of the weather and our colder climate. We have winter!! American cattle producers have less weather extremes to contend with than Canadian cattle . Canadian cattle producers will be Economic environment economically constrained and this will have a negative effect on the economic environment in the province of Alberta and Saskatchewan.bovine spongiform encephalopathy [Mad Cow disease] and therefore we might see the removal of restrictions on beef exports since there would no longer be fear of this disease effecting humans. Distance .S. Sociocultural Environm 2 .the per capita consumption of beef is not as large as in North America and Europe. you have to feed the cattle more grain because these animals burn more calories in colder weather. then the product is more fresh. Canada is a northern country. Overall. Because it is colder in Canada. Japanese people still do not eat a lot . Australia's close distance to Japan gives it an advantage in quoting prices because their shipping costs will be lower and the time the product is "in transit" is less than a Canadian export. Canadian Beef to Japan . For example: .Canada Beef Export ent Federation. Technological developments also produce variations in breeding that allow for animals and plants to grow faster and more quickly with varying nutrients. Canadian Beef to Japan . Despite great marketing efforts by the Canadian government and the CBEF . therefore it is more costly for Canadian cattle producers to feed their herds.As a result of losing export sales to U.hormone hormones which make animals mature faster supplements and gain muscle mass.Canadians have used bio-technology to develop strains of grains that will grow in colder soil and mature in a shorter growing season.lifestyles of beef as part of their diet.affected by the processors.

squid. These people are not easily converted into website designers or other new millennium workers and it would be heartless to expect them to make such a sacrifice. This is a part of Japanese culture which is hundreds of years old and unlikely to change in a short time. pork and poultry they eat. Raising cattle in the grasslands of Alberta is also part our Canadian sociocultural environment. it will be a big problem to the thousands of families in Western Canada who are 2nd and 3rd generation cattle farmers. If this lifestyle is lost due to problems exporting beef. whale meat. 3 .Japanese protein sources are mostly from the marine products (fish. seaweed).

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