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Japan to accept exports of U.S. sheep and goat meat

Staff Writer |
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is announcing that the government of Japan has finalized technical requirements that will allow U.S. sheep and goat exports into the country for the first time in more than 14 years.

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This announcement comes after extensive work by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) technical staff with Japanese authorities to establish new terms for market access that are science-based and consistent with international public and animal health standards.

These terms will allow U.S. exports of sheep and goat meat to resume.

Last year, Japan imported $169 million in sheep and goat meat, primarily from Australia and New Zealand.


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