Effective July 11, Japan reopened its market to U.S. exports of meat and meat products from sheep (including lamb) and goat for the first time in 14 years. Products eligible for export to Japan must meet the requirements described on the USDA website referenced in this report. Japan’s market for imported sheep and goat meat was valued at $169 million in 2017.

Japan: Japan Reopens Market to U.S. Lamb