Spanish beef enters the Japanese market


The Asian country imports more than 700,000 tonnes of beef per year.

Posted on Jan 17 ,11:02

Spanish beef enters the Japanese market

Spain is free to export beef, sheepmeat and goat meat in the Japanese market, following a rigorous sanitary inspection. Japan is the second-largest importer of meat and meat products in the world, which represents a great commercial opportunity for Spanish producers.
However, to export these products, the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries must authorize both the company and all those involved in the product manufacturing process: slaughterhouse, cutting room, cold warehouses and repackaging center.
At this time, Japan produces 470,000 tonnes of beef per year and imports more than 700,000 tonnes. "The profile of the meat demanded by the Japanese consumer fits perfectly with the offer that is offered from the Spanish beef sector: meat produced from cereals and oilseeds, from animals under 30 months, which guarantee juiciness, tenderness and excellent taste," commented Provacuno in a press release.
Another very important aspect that favours the commercial relationship of Spanish beef in the Asian country is the maintenance of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Japan, which entered into force in early 2019.
To present the qualities of the Spanish beef, sheepmeat and goat meat Provacuno and Interovic will form a large delegation of companies to showcase their products at Foodex Tokyo 2020, the most important agri-food fair in Japan.

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