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UK gets green light to export poultry meat to Japan
The UK has secured market access to Japan for poultry meat, in a deal estimated to be worth up to $18.3 million per year.
UK food minister Victoria Prentis said that the country had been working hard to open new markets for its agri-food businesses, and the opportunity with Japan is for their poultry sector.
The poultry meat would add to the varied collection of UK food in Japan, such as beef, pork, and lamb, said Prentis.
Consumption of poultry on the rise in Japan
The opening of the Japanese market, which has stringent food safety and import control regime, and taste for high-quality, varied cuts of meats, demonstrates the UK's high standards of UK poultry production methods.
The UK and Japan had a series of complex negotiations over the last four years on specific animal health requirements.
The opening of the Japanese market is expected to open up new opportunities for UK farmers.