What's New ? - 2021

What's New ? - 2021

UK secures markets access to Japan for exports of poultry meat

17 June, 2021

The UK has secured market access to Japan for imports of UK poultry meat – opening up new opportunities for UK farmers, producers and exporters in the world’s third largest economy. The agreement is estimated to be worth up to £13 million per year by the industry.
Japan is renowned internationally for its stringent food safety and import control regime, as well as for its taste for high-quality, varied cuts of meats. The opening of this market for UK fresh and cooked poultry products demonstrates the high standards of UK poultry production methods.
With consumption of poultry on the rise in Japan and its focus on reliable, attractive new products, this market is now on track to become a significant and promising new target for UK poultry meat exporters.
The market opening follows a series of complex negotiations over the last four years between the UK and Japanese officials to agree specific animal health requirements.
In October 2020, the UK and Japan signed the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), and the agreement is now in force.
The agreement ensures UK businesses could benefit from tariff-free trade on 99% of UK goods exports to Japan after a number of years.