JA Obihiro Kawanishi - I want to import fruits from Japan.

18-32 Minami, Beppu Town, Obihiro City, Hokkaido 089-1184
Contact information
  • 0155-59-2241
  • https://www.jaobihirokawanisi.or.jp/
Export system and facility development.
The Japanese yams were exported to Taiwan on a trial basis in 1999 due to lower prices during times of bumper crops and to expand sales channels beyond the domestic market for larger yams. They are currently exported mainly to the U.S., but also to Taiwan, Singapore, Canada and Hong Kong.
PR activities overseas
Exports to the U.S. are currently centered on the West Coast, but efforts are being made to expand sales channels to the East Coast.
Characteristics and strengths of businesses (producers)
JA Obihiro Kawanishi carries out centralized sorting and selling of Japanese yams produced in an extensive area in Tokachi of Hokkaido under the jurisdiction of 10 JAs. We run a wide variety of businesses from exporting to processing and selling non-standard products, taking advantage of the production quantity.
Production and export volume information
  • Area planted with variety Japanese yams: 550 ha
  • Production quantity 25,000t
  • Quantity available for export(annually) 1,500 to 2,000 t
  • Quantity available for export (per export) 16t
  • Minimum quantity available for export 16t(40ft)
  • Total export quantity per region Inquire for more details
Trademarks and certifications
  • Patents Patented
  • GI certification GI certified
  • Various other certifications 2008: Sorting plant SGS-HACCP certified 2017: Sorting plant SQF certified
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