Japanese beef is set to return to the Australian market for the first time in nearly two decades.
Authorities there have decided to lift a ban imposed in 2001 after an outbreak of mad cow disease in Japan.
Japanese officials say exports may resume as early as July. They say the beef will have to be processed at facilities that meet Australian standards. Restrictions apply to the animals’ brains and other internal organs.
Officials are planning to use promotional campaigns to boost the popularity of Japanese beef in Australia.