All three of Japan's ferronickel plants have received government protection in the form of a 5.85% tariff on the FOB price of FeNi imported from developed countries, although material brought in from developing countries has had no tariff applied. Even so, the 5.85% rate has been gradually reduced since 1995 and now stands at 3.3%. Wood Mackenzie’s asset reports are built from the bottom up, incorporating a number of granular data metrics to ultimately produce our industry standard cash operating costs. This report contains a detailed asset note giving you a holistic view of the asset, including an operational overview through to a timeline of events from inception to now. This qualitative analysis is supplemented by the associated Excel download which enables interrogation of a whole series of cost and production metrics over the life of the asset.