Tuesday, September 19, 2023
USMEF tours South Korea and Japan to highlight US beef and pork
The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) recently embarked on a tour of South Korea and Japan to promote US meat exports.
Monday, June 19, 2023
AI system developed to evaluate beef quality in Fukushima, Japan
The Fukushima Agricultural Technology Centre in Japan has made significant progress in beef quality assessment with the development of an artificial intelligence (AI)-based system, The Japan Times reported.
Thursday, June 8, 2023
Japanese beef exports decline due to trade restrictions
Japanese beef exports faced setbacks last year, primarily due to US tariff-rate quotas and Chinese import restrictions, which pose a threat to the country's ambitions of expanding its agricultural and marine product exports in 2023 and beyo ...
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Japan abrogates remaining restrictions on Canada's beef
Japan is lifting the last of its restrictions on Canadian beef, 20 years after bovine spongiform encephalopathy, often called mad cow disease, devastated the country's cattle industry.
Saturday, March 11, 2023
Vinamilk and Japan's Sojitz collaborate on beef cattle project
Vinamilk and Sojitz Japan are collaborating on a breeding and beef processing facility in Tam Dao, Vinh Phuc province, Vietnam Economy News reported.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Japan approves revised beef safeguard mechanism with the US
The Upper House of Japan's Diet has approved a revised beef safeguard mechanism under the US-Japan Trade Agreement (USJTA), allowing US beef exporters to meet Japan's growing demand for the meat and reducing the probability of higher tariff ...
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.

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