IRELAND: Taoiseach, Enda Kenny has welcomed Japan's decision to re-open its beef market to Irish exports.
The news means that Japan is open to Irish beef for the first time since 2001, and marks Ireland as one of a select group of countries allowed to export beef into the Japan.
The decision to allow access came after a meeting between Enda Kenny, Minister Coveney and Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe in Tokyo.
Bord Bia estimates that the short to medium term opportunity for Irish beef in Japan is worth between €12 and €15m with potential for significant expansion beyond that over time.
Commenting on Japan's decision, the Taoiseach said: "It is
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