David Duguid, UK Government Minister for Scotland, said: “This agreement will significantly boost exports of world-class products, including Scottish wild salmon, Scottish beef and lamb meat – and of course Scotch whisky.” “With significant tariff reductions for UK pork and beef exports and other opportunities for our grain and milk exports, this new agreement will help us continue to exploit our export opportunities to this high-quality market. The UK beef industry estimates beef exports at $66 million over the next five years. Image credit: Food is the GREAT campaign. This month, European Union representatives also stepped up meetings to reach a formal agreement to withdraw from BREXIT, but media reports said the talks appeared to have stalled for now. A Long Process In 2015, the United States began to gradually reopen its market to beef exports from the European Union, starting with the Republic of Ireland. In 2019, the U.S. Food Safety Inspection Service conducted a series of audits at UK beef, pork and lamb plants. Pork exports to the United States continue as usual, while lamb meat exports have not yet begun. Beef was banned following the BSE outbreak of 1996, when cattle were infected with mad cow disease. For the first time in more than 20 years, British beef is back on U.S.
menus when exports resume on Wednesdays. Scottish wild salmon, beef and lamb are among 14 iconic Scottish products that could be protected for the first time in Japan under the UK-Japan trade deal. Scotch whisky will also continue to benefit. “Both countries are committed to reducing trade barriers and creating new trade opportunities and believe that a deep and dynamic agreement can send a clear signal to the world that the UK and Australia are ready to fight protectionism and promote free and fair trade,” he said. British beef could soon be sold in the United States, allowing British farmers to export $66 million over the next five years. This is a historic moment for British agriculture, which could offer an estimated $66 million in chance to those who want to export beef to the United States.