Japan is a critically important market for the Australian beef industry, taking range of products from manufacturing to chilled grainfed beef. It is also one of valuable markets for Australian lamb and mutton exports.
Australian red meat exports to Japan
In 2014, Australian beef exports to Japan totalled 293,780 tonnes swt, 2% higher than the previous year, and the second highest volume after the US.
Japan also took 10,127 tonnes swt of lamb (up 32% YOY) and 5,116 tonnes swt of mutton (up 35%) during 2014.
Japan Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) entered into force on 15 January 2015. As a result of the seven year-long challenging negotiations, the JAEPA will eventually deliver tariff reductions on frozen Australian beef entering Japan, from 38.5% to 19.5% over an 18 year period, and for chilled beef from 38.5% to 23.5% over 15 years.
There is no import tariff imposed on sheepmeat to Japan.
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