U.S. Embassy Statement on U.S. Beef Exports to Japan

Japan is a valued customer for U.S. beef exports with annual trade valued at $1.8 billion. All of the beef products that we provide to Japan are safe. We would like to restore normal trade as quickly as possible and we will stay in close contact with the appropriate offices to make sure that Japan is apprised of all developments. All information, as it becomes available, about BSE in the U.S. will be posted immediately to the USDA website