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Japan plots growth in wagyu export sales to Taiwan

Japan plots growth in wagyu export sales to Taiwan

By Kathryn Wortley, in Tokyo

Japanese wagyu beef exports to Taiwan are set to soar as meat producers tap into demand following the lifting of a 16-year ban on the product, while riding on the tailwind of a Japanese government promotional campaign.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May hailed the golden era of Chinese relations. Image courtesy of Arno Mikkor

China to end decades-old UK beef ban in six months

By Oscar Rousseau

UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s bilateral meeting with Chinese president Xi Jinping has secured a major breakthrough for the meat industry: China will drop its British beef export ban within six months.

US beef will be heading to China again after a 14-year hiatus

US and China agree on beef that can go east

By Oscar Rousseau

US beef sales to China could soon be reinstated now the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has finalised trade rules covering traceability and types of meat eligible for export.

The Trump administration has been praised for the speed of the beef deal

US inks ‘historic’ beef deal with China

By Oscar Rousseau

America and China have inked landmark deal to promote shipments of US beef that may also cool fears of a trade war between the world’s two largest economies.

China has been granted negligible status for BSE

China BSE risk is negligible, says OIE

By Georgi Gyton

China has been granted ‘negligible’ bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) risk disease status, by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

China H7N9 avian influenza response praised at OIE meeting

OIE meeting congratulates China on bird flu response

By Carina Perkins

China’s efforts at controlling the H7N9 avian influenza (AI) outbreak were celebrated by delegates at the 81st General Session of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE),which took place in Paris on 28 May.

Japanese beef probe

Japanese beef probe

Investigators have raided a subsidiary of Japan's leading meat
processor to collect evidence it may have illegally profited from a
government programme to buy up homegrown beef potentially
contaminated with mad-cow disease, a...


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