More than 126 million Japanese consumers now have greater access to American beef. That comes after export restrictions were loosened at the beginning of 2020. U.S. Meat Export Federation chairman Cevin Jones says U.S. beef exports to Japan are picking up pace. “Note ably, last year they have started taking all ages of cattle,” says Jone. “As of January 1, there was also a reduction in tariff rates that puts us back on a level playing field.” In China, there have been economic impacts as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Jones says this has put U.S. red meat exports to the country on hold for a little while, certainly the foreseeable future. Hear more from Jones in this RRFN interview.