Japan Expected to Relax U.S. Beef Import Rules

July 18, 2012 02:56 AM
 

Japan is expected to ease restrictions on U.S. beef imports as early as November as the country seeks to take part in U.S.-led trans-Pacific free trade talks, according to the Nikkei Business Daily. Currently, Japan allows imports of U.S. beef from cattle 20 months or younger, but Japan's Food Safety Commission is assessing the risk of easing that to 30 months.

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