The United States formally lifted its ban on EU (European Union) beef in the first week of March, allowing the United Kingdom, Ireland and Netherlands to resume beef and veal exports as part of a pledge made ahead of the free trade talks between the two parties.
The US placed the ban on EU beef in 1997 after a Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) crisis in the EU.
EU beef exports are mostly to Russia, Switzerland, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Norway, with these four countries representing 53 per cent of total exports for the January to November period in 2013.
The EU reportedly expect remaining import restrictions on EU sheep and goat products to be lifted soon, and the US import conditions be fully aligned with international standards shortly.
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Posted by Haylie Shipp