Japan opens market to British lamb and beefStaff Writer |
Britain The agreement is estimated to be worth a total of nearly £130 million
UK exporters are set to benefit from a multimillion pound boost as Japan opened its market to imports of UK lamb and beef.
Japan, a major importer of beef with a growing demand for high quality lamb, lifted its two-decade long ban on imports of these products with immediate effect.
The deal follows a year of global successes for UK exporters, which included China lifting its ban on UK beef, Taiwan opening its market to pork and India preparing to import UK sheep meat.
The market opening for lamb will also be good news for farmers in Wales, where the meat accounts for a third of total food and drink exports - worth £110 million. ■
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