UK lamb trade route to Kuwait reopened
- Credit: Su Anderson
A trade route has been reopened with Kuwait, leading the way for up to £15m worth of lamb exports to the Gulf country, the UK government says.
Farming minister George Eustice, who was visiting
the region to promote British food and drink, including a visit to annual trade show Gulfood in Dubai, said: “This move is another example of how we are working hard to tap into international markets.”
Kuwait introduced a ban on UK lamb due to concerns around scrapie, a degenerative disease which affects the nervous systems of sheep and goats. Government vets provided the necessary evidence to allay concerns.