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, September 11, 2023
Japan temporarily stops import of Swedish pigs, pork over ASF concerns
Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has temporarily suspend the import of live pigs and pork from Sweden to prevent the spread of African swine fever (ASF) in Japan.
Monday, May 29, 2023
Only Italian pork from ASF-unaffected areas allow to enter Japan
Heat-processed pork and pork products from Italy have now been permitted to enter Japan.
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Nearly 14% growth for Japan's pork imports expected by 2028
Researchers with the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) are forecasting Japan's pork imports to increase between 3.6% and 13.9% by 2028 due to the country's trade agreements in place.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Pork from Italy and Germany remained ban in Japan due to African swine fever
Raw Italian ham, as well as German sausages and other well-known European meat items, are still banned from import into Japan due to fears of African swine fever (ASF), the Asahi Shimbun reported.
Friday, April 29, 2022
Australian swine producers say pork safe to eat as vaccine for Japanese encephalitis is distributed
Swine famers in Australia said pork is safe to eat as a Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) vaccine is rolled out in the country, ABC News reported.
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Japan pork imports rising after pandemic
Japan imports more than 1.1 million tonnes of pig meat and offal annually, making it Asia's second largest market and the third largest market in the world, with the United States and Canada supply more than half of this amount, the UK Agri ...
Monday, March 14, 2022
Lower pork production expected for Japan in 2022
Japan's 2022 pork production is projected to be lower slightly from 2021, while an expected strong retail demand will be met by more imports this year.
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Biggest Australian pork producer confirms Japanese encephalitis outbreak
SunPork, Australia's biggest pork producer, has confirmed several of its swine farms in the eastern states of the country have been impacted by Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV), Queensland Country Life reported.
Monday, September 13, 2021
Japan to see rise in swine and pork productions in 2022
Japan's swine production is set to rise next year following a rebound in its sow population while its pork production is expected to increase 2% to meet strong demand for domestic pork, according to the United States Department of Agricultu ...
Monday, 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.
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.
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Japan agrees to regionalisation ban for Hungarian pork imports
Hungary's Agriculture Ministry said Japan has agreed to permit Hungarian pork imports from areas unaffected by African swine fever (ASF), the first country to reach an agreement with Japan, Hungary Today reported.
Monday, September 14, 2020
Japan bans German pork, pig imports following ASF confirmation
Japan has joined other countries in Asia to ban imports of pork and live pigs from Germany, which recently confirmed a case of African swine fever (ASF) in its eastern region.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
AHDB: Japanese pork imports remain steady
Japanese imports of fresh and frozen pork during the first six months of 2020 totalled 468,200 tonnes, being relatively steady (-0.6%) on the same period last year, according to the United Kingdom's Agriculture and Horticulture Development ...

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