WASHINGTON – Taiwan is lifting its ban on U.S. boneless beef from animals under 30 months of age effective April 16.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said the development is “significant progress” in U.S. efforts to reopen markets for U.S. beef.
“Our goal is the resumption of normal beef trade throughout the world.”
Not completely open. In 2003, the United States exported more than $76 million worth of beef to Taiwan, with boneless beef products accounting for $56 million.
As a result of this action, Taiwan’s market is now open to more than 90 percent of total U.S. ruminant and ruminant products whose value had reached $325 million in 2003.
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