On Saturday 8th October, British lamb was exported to the USA for the first time in over twenty years, opening a market of over 300 million consumers to high-quality, British lamb.
The lamb was produced by red-meat processors Dunbia at their facility in Carmarthenshire Wales and was supplied from farms across the UK. For more information on how the Government provides support to British businesses with exporting, click here: Exporting and doing business abroad.
Environment Secretary Ranil Jayawardena said:
Tucking into roast lamb for Sunday lunch is quintessentially British – and now millions of American families will now be able to enjoy our top-quality lamb too.
“The opportunity for growth for British food is enormous – bringing jobs, skills and prosperity across the nation. With our mission to unlock growth, we will continue to secure more opportunities for our farmers and food producers to benefit from new markets.
Trade Secretary Kemi Badenoch said:
Seeing our world-class lamb back on American menus is fantastic news for our farmers. Now they can sell to a consumer market of over 300 million people, which support jobs and growth in a vital British industry. It also shows our two nations working together to remove barriers and boost trade, building on recent resolutions on steel tariffs, and whisky exports.