Japan bought 1,500 metric tons of feed barley today through a tender system introduced to loosen government grain-import controls, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
Shipment must be made by May 31, Masafumi Otsuka at the ministry’s grain-trade division said today by phone. A breakdown of the countries of origin wasn’t available, he said.
The ministry, which holds feed-grain import tenders every Wednesday, plans to hold its next tender on March 7. The tender is held under the so-called simultaneous buy-and-sell system.