U.S. eases beef import restrictions

U.S. eases beef import restrictions

Ag industry unhappy with move to reduce import restrictions on beef from Brazil and Argentina.

THE U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced June 29 that it is amending its regulations to allow the importation of fresh (chilled or frozen) beef from two regions in South America under specific conditions that mitigate the risk of foot and mouth disease (FMD) — the first step in the process for these regions to gain access to the U.S. beef market.

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