An Analysis of Japanese Coking Coal Procurement Policies: The Canadian and Australian Experience
David L. Anderson (Professor of economics), Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Centre for Resource Studies
Centre for Resource Studies, Queen's University, 1987 - Coal trade - 222 pages
Assesses the structure and impact of the Japanese Coking Coal Procurement System on suppliers, especially those located in Australia and Canada. The study explores policy options available to producing nationsto negate the adverse effects of collective buying practices on their economies. Topics covered include: an overview of the coking coal industry;the procurement system its organization structure and the role of governmentagencies; policy analysis of Japanese procurement systems; supplycharacteristics and cartelization policies; the Australian policy response, by various groups and the export permit system; and the Canadian policydebate. An appendix contains background information on the coking coal industry.
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