Japan

The governemnt says exporting beef tongue shows business can optimise raw materials

Denmark exports tongue to Japan

By Oscar Rousseau

The Danish government has confirmed it will export diaphragm muscle, cattle tongue and other bi-products to Japan, after a 15-year trade embargo was lifted.

Beef imports to Japan from Europe were worth ($5.1m in the first half of 2015

Japan lifts ban on Danish beef imports

By Oscar Rousseau

Japan has ended its 15-year ban on the imports of Danish beef after long-running mad cow disease fears were addressed by European politicians.

First Cut Pure Australian Beef is now available online in China

Australian beef goes online in China

By Oscar Rousseau

Australian cattle producer Bindaree Beef Group has entered the realm of internet shopping and will start offering fine cuts of beef online in China. 

Without China, exports of EU pork would have fallen by -8%

China drives growth of EU pork exports

By Oscar Rousseau

Exports of pork in Europe reached the second-highest level on record thanks to a growing appetite for pork in China, new data from AHDB Pork has revealed.

France has put renewed emphasis on opening more export markets

Saudi Arabia opens market to French beef

By Chloe Ryan

Saudi Arabia has lifted a 15-year ban on French beef, opening a market closed due to BSE and offering potential to an industry hurt by low prices and the Russian embargo.

Exports were up 19% year-on-year

EU pig exports rise in March

By Chloe Ryan

Latest figures from UK pork levy body Bpex show a surge in pork exports from the EU during March.

Gerry Ritz met with Vietnam's deputy minister of agriculture and rural development Vu Van Tam

Canadian beef on show in Vietnam

By Georgi Gyton

Canadian agriculture minister Gerry Ritz recently concluded a trade mission to Vietnam, where he was promoting the country’s beef.

Shipping delays and economic factors saw export volumes fall to four-year lows

US gets “wake-up call” on export challenges

By Georgi Gyton

While US red meat exports were hit by the West Coast port dispute, figures for January highlight the challenges faced by the industry, according to US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) president and chief executive Philip Seng.

Argentine officials took part in a trade mission to China earlier this month

Argentina looks to boost market access for beef

By Georgi Gyton

The Argentine Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries recently held a beef market access working group meeting, as it looks to make further progress this year.

Japan continues to be an integral market for the Australian beef industry

JAEPA agreement to enter into force this week

By Georgi Gyton

The Cattle Council of Australia (CCA) has said that its beef producers are ready to welcome the benefits brought by the Japan-Australia Economic Agreement (JAEPA), which enters into force on Thursday (15 January).

Japanese minister Harihara said the Brazil's documentation was in the final phase of analysis

Japanese minister signals reopening of Brazilian beef market

By Georgi Gyton

Brazil is optimistic that exports of its beef to Japan could resume, after the Japanese Deputy Minister for Agriculture for International Affairs, Forestry and Fisheries, Hisao Harihara, signalled his intent for an agreement last week.

Japan Livestock would like to double the number of factories producing EU-approved Wagyu Beef

Japanese plan to raise wagyu sales in EU

By Oli Haenlein

Following the EU removal of a ban on imports of Japanese beef, the Asian country is looking to increase sales of the speciality meat Europe, as well as obtaining EU approval for more Japanese plants. 

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