UK lamb trade route to Kuwait reopened

The UK's lamb trade with Kuwait has been reopened.

The UK's lamb trade with Kuwait has been 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.