This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.

Public ID: PID-GR6Y3B

Some restrictions on UK Beef to Japan remain

in Japan

Trade barrier summary

An export ban in place since 1996 was partially lifted in 2019 to allow the export of beef carcass and offal under 30 months old from the UK to Japan. This doesn’t include minced meat, meat preparations (such as fresh, uncooked burgers) and cooked meat which the UK is still not permitted to export to Japan.

Sectors affected

  • Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets



Date reported

22 April 2020

Last updated

17 December 2020

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