September 6, 2021


Japan ends embargo on pork from Belgium



Japan is the 14th country to lift its embargo on Belgian pork following South Korea, South Africa, Singapore, Belarus, Belarus, Mexico, Uruguay, Ukraine, Russia, New Caledonia, Montenegro, Bosnia Herzegovina, Thailand and Nicaragua.


The lifting of the embargo is significant for Belgium as Japan represents an important market for the Belgian pork sector.


In 2018, before the embargo, Belgium exported almost 600 tonnes of meat to Japan, according to the Federation of Belgian Meat.


Belgium's Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain continues its efforts to reopen other export markets that are still closed.


Discussions are well underway for Australia and Taiwan, but are more complicated with other countries such as China.


- AFSCA (Belgium)

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