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From: TSS (216-119-144-30.ipset24.wt.net)
Subject: Japanese beef ban may be near end ?
Date: January 20, 2005 at 6:53 am PST

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Subject: Japanese beef ban may be near end ?
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 08:42:12 -0600
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
Reply-To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
To: BSE-L@LISTSERV.KALIV.UNI-KARLSRUHE.DE


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an. 19, 2005, 9:50PM


Japanese beef ban may be near end


U.S. officials say shipments could start soon

By NATALIE OBIKO PEARSON
Associated Press

TOKYO - Japanese and U.S. officials are nearing a resolution to a
13-month ban on American beef imports to Japan that could soon have U.S.
beef producers regaining limited access to a billion-dollar market, a
U.S. agricultural official said Wednesday.


"We feel we have reached a mutual resolution for trade resumption ...
and that that resolution is close at hand," Chuck Lambert, deputy
undersecretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's marketing and
regulatory programs, told reporters in Tokyo.

Japan banned American beef imports in December 2003 after the discovery
of the first U.S. case of mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform
encephalopathy. At the time, Japan was the most lucrative overseas
market for American beef, with sales exceeding $1.7 billion in 2003.

The two sides tentatively agreed late last year to resume imports of
beef products from cows younger than 21 months old but later stalled
over differences about how to authenticate the age of cattle.

Lambert said experts had narrowed those differences after U.S. officials
proposed a method by which a cow's age can be determined by looking at
the maturity of its skeleton.

Lambert said Japanese officials would consider the latest proposal and,
if they accepted the method, "trade should resume."

It was not clear when Japan would make its decision.

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/business/3000230

TSS

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