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Foreign Trade / Japan / Rempell Court Case #258844

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 19, 1978
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(Studio) Japan's pledge at Bonn economy summit to open up mkts. to imports noted. Report on American importer in Yokohama.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Yokohama, Japan) Background of customs violations case in Yokohama court against American food and liquor importer Steven Rempell given. His ability to sell liquor at lower prices than Japanese importers described; example of such Japanese company mentioned is Sunturi, manufacturer of much of Japan's domestic liquor. Prices for Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey noted. [REMPELL - says his import prices were higher than Japanese but due to difference in distribution systems, his selling prices were much lower.] Japanese treatment of Rempell as prisoner after arrest and length of court case against him described. Concerns of other foreign busmen. in Japan outlined.
REPORTER: Bruce Dunning

Dunning, Bruce;
Mudd, Roger

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