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By David McIntyre Sydney, June 10 (Jiji Press)--It is too close to call whether Australia's chilled beef exports to Japan in April-June will reach a level that prompts Japan to raise import tariffs as a safeguard measure, an Australian beef industry official said Friday.
"Orders have been cut back for seasonal reasons over the last four weeks. There is no certainty that the level of the safeguard will be hit," Peter Barnard, general manager at Meat and Livestock Australia, said in an interview with Jiji Press.
If Australian chilled beef exports to Japan reach 61,468 tons in April-June, it would represent an increase of 17 pct from the …