Japan Stands Firm On Beef Rules

U.S. and Japanese officials met recently in San Francisco to discuss their countries’ long-standing dispute over bilateral beef trade, but apparently made little headway toward Washington’s goal of easing restrictions on U.S. beef.

U.S. and Japanese officials met recently in San Francisco to discuss their countries’ long-standing dispute over bilateral beef trade, but apparently made little headway toward Washington’s goal of easing restrictions on U.S. beef.

A statement issued jointly by USDA and the U.S. Trade Representative’s office said the two sides “covered a wide array of technical topics related to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).

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