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Tuesday, June 7, 2022
US and Japan update beef safeguard mechanism under trade agreement
US Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Japanese Ambassador to the United States Koji Tomita signed an agreement on June 3 to revise the beef safeguard mechanism under the US-Japan Trade Agreement (USJTA).
Thursday, April 7, 2022
Japan asks the US to continue importing Japanese beef at a low tariff
Japan has asked the US to continue importing Japanese beef at a low tariff even if imports surpass its low tariff quota, The Japan Times reported.
Thursday, April 7, 2022
Exports of UK beef to Japan totalled US$2.3 million in January 2022
UK beef exports to Japan were worth GBP 1.78 million (~US$2.3 million; GBP 1 = US$1.31) in January 2022, one-fifth of the total export value in 2021, the UK Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) reported.
Monday, March 28, 2022
Japan and the US strike new beef agreement
Japan and the US have announced an agreement to allow for more exports of US beef to Japan and lowers the chances of Japan implementing higher tariffs in the future, Reuters reported.
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
USMEF commends agency's efforts concerning adjustment of safeguard on US beef entering Japan
The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) recently commended the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) on the agency's consultations with Japan aimed at adjusting the country's safeguard trigger levels for imports of US beef.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Philippines beef, pork now allowed to be exported to Japan
The Philippines can begin exporting beef, carabeef, pork, chevon, mutton and their by-products to Japan.
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Japan to temporarily increase US beef import tariffs
Japan will temporarily increase tariffs on beef from the United States, as imports for the fiscal year ending March 2021 is expected to surpass the maximum import amount set under the Japan-US trade agreement signed last year, Kyodo News re ...
Friday, March 12, 2021
Vinamilk forms beef processing joint venture with Japanese trading house
Top Vietnamese dairy producer Vinamilk will form a joint venture next month with Japanese trading house Sojitz to process and sell beef products in Vietnam, Nikkei Asia reported.
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Mitsubishi in partnership to introduce artificial beef in Japan
Mitsubishi Corp. will partner with Israel's Aleph Farms Ltd. to begin bringing lab-grown beef to Japan.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Instagram campaign in Japan focused on ease of cooking US beef
Using social media as an educational tool, the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) launched an Instagram campaign in Japan that led consumers through simple steps to cook US roast beef using a frying pan in their own kitchens.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
AHDB: Japan imports 351,000 tonnes of beef in first half of 2020
Japan has imported "modest quantities of UK beef so far" in 2020, amounting to 1,500 tonnes worth, close to £5 million (US$6.7 million), said Duncan Wyatt, lead analyst (red meat) of the United Kingdom's Agriculture and Horti ...
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Volumes of beef entering Japan increase monthly in first half of 2020
Japan's beef import volumes have risen every month in the first half of this year compared to the same period in 2019.
Monday, August 3, 2020
Australia's June beef exports to Japan up 58% on May
Japan is helping to drive Australia's beef exports as Japanese restaurants saw 75% of pre-pandemic normal traffic, supporting a positive outlook, according to Farm Weekly.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
US finds more issues with raw intact beef imports from Japan
The United States' food safety agency has released an audit report on Japan's raw intact beef exports to the US, which found - based on the review made earlier this year - that Japan does not provide adequate oversight over the implementati ...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Japan proposes intellectual property protection for its wagyu beef cattle eggs and sperm
January 21, 2020 Japan proposes intellectual property protection for its wagyu beef cattle eggs and sperm The country's farm ministry proposed legalisation to guard intellectual property of its wagyu beef cattle fertilised eggs and sperm wi ...

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