China lifts 13-year ban on US beef

CHINA has officially lifted a 13-year ban on some US beef imports, imposed after the 2003 detection of BSE in North America. The country’s Ministry of Agriculture released this statement this evening confirming the move. It follows earlier speculation on Wednesday in the Wall Street Journal that a deal might be close. China’s approval over importation of certain US beef products further opens up the trade to imported beef, as the country sees a surge in demand for red meat. Brazil gained access for frozen beef a year ago, and has enjoyed spectacular success in export growth to China over the…

Source: Beef Central
China lifts 13-year ban on US beef