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  • 24-Feb-2012 CNA
    Pig farmers plan protest against US beef on March 8

    Some 20,000 pig farmers will take to the streets of Taipei on March 8 to protest against any move to lift the bans on imports of US beef that contain residues of feed additive ractopamine

  • 20-Feb-2012 CNA
    Taiwan urged to follow chewing gum example in addressing beef issue

    A Singaporean academic suggested Sunday that Taiwan follow Singapore’s approach to a sticky controversy with the United States over a chewing gum ban as it grapples with a dispute over imports of US beef.

  • 16-Feb-2012 CNA
    Major hypermarkets trying to deal with US beef issue

    Four major hypermarkets in Taiwan have been making efforts to reassure consumers about the safety of their beef products, amid speculations that Taiwan may be preparing to lift its ban on US beef imports that contain residues of the feed additive ractopamine in order to facilitate trade talks

  • 10-Feb-2012 CNA
    Group vows to protest if ban on ractopamine lifted

    An association of hog growers threatened Friday to mobilize its members in protest outside the Presidential Office if the government buckles under pressure and allows the entry of US beef imports containing a banned leanness-enhancing drug.

  • 5-Nov-2011 Dow Jones
    Argentina readies corn exports to China

    Argentina hopes to start exporting corn to China in a few months but is still finalizing details of a bilateral market access agreement, a senior Argentinian official said Thursday.

  • 24-Oct-2011 East African
    Kenya walking tightrope on EPAs talks

    The outcome of the Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations scheduled for December will determine the future of trade between the East African Community bloc and European Union.

  • 16-Sep-2011 CNA
    Beef issue pivotal to resumption of TIFA talks: US official

    A visiting high-ranking US official said Thursday that Taiwan’s ban on the importation of specific American beef products is a challenging issue that needs to be addressed before talks can resume over the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) between the two sides.

  • 10-Jul-2011 Taipei Times
    Officials indicate ractopamine ban remains in place

    Taiwan is in no hurry to lift the ban on a lean growth-enhancing agent, the cause of a major trade dispute with the US, as the international food standards setting body again failed to advance maximum residue limits (MRLs) for the additive, government officials said yesterday.

  • 13-Apr-2011 CNA
    Beef issues affect US-Taiwan free trade talks: U.S. official

    The lingering beef dispute was why Taiwan has been unable to hold a new round of high-level trade talks with the United States and why it has lost congressional support for the negotiation, according to a US official Tuesday.

  • 19-Mar-2011 Taipei Times
    US ties visa waivers to progress on beef exports to Taiwan

    Taiwan has been informed that the import ban on US beef products containing ractopamine residue could have repercussions for the nation’s long-standing request to be included in the US visa-waiver program

  • 7-Mar-2011 CNA
    Taiwan, US at odds on beef issue

    The Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) talks were postponed by the United States in January after Taiwan blocked some shipments of US beef upon finding that they contained residue of ractopamine, an animal feed additive banned in Taiwan

  • 24-Jan-2011 Taeipei Times
    TIFA talks shelved over beef dispute

    The US has decided to postpone a trade meeting with Taiwan later this month amid a dispute over US beef, the Central News Agency reported yesterday, citing unnamed Taiwanese officials.

  • 20-Jan-2011 Korea Times
    FMD ― a manmade disaster

    Free trade agreements aggravate the animal pandemic further by preventing one country from rooting it out fundamentally because of mandatory import and consumption of foreign meat products.

  • 18-Nov-2010 Business Daily
    Kenya picked for new EU food safety training

    EU regulations on food safety have undergone many tests with the latest farm-to-fork traceability demand, putting pressure on developing states to adjust their sanitary and phytosanitary control systems to match the European standards.

  • 15-Nov-2010 The Hindu
    India: No import of US dairy products for now

    In recent bilateral talks during US President Barack Obama’s visit to India, the Agriculture Ministry made it clear that India will subject US dairy products to the same protocol and veterinary certification as was applicable to other countries, and that India would have to be sensitive to religious sentiments.

  • 28-Sep-2010 CTA
    Sanitary, phytosanitary and technical barriers to trade in EPAs

    This paper from ICTSD sets out a common vision on issues that could constitute sanitary, phytosanitary and technical barriers in EPAs and investigates how abusive use of these provisions could be an obstacle to market access.

  • 17-Sep-2010 Kyodo
    US makes no specific request for easing Japan’s beef import curbs

    The United States made no specific request for relaxing Japan’s beef import restrictions over mad cow disease at a two-day bilateral working-level meeting that ended in San Francisco on Wednesday, Japanese officials said Thursday.

  • 12-Sep-2010 Bloomberg
    Japan stance ’unchanged’ on US beef imports for talks, ministry says

    Japan will maintain its stance on restricting some U.S. beef when officials from the two countries hold talks next week, the agriculture ministry said today.

  • 9-Aug-2010
    PM panel issues dictum for trade talks, cautions against diversions

    The Trade & Economic Relations Committee (TERC), headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, has directed the commerce ministry and its negotiators to guard against possible trade diversion and creation of inverted duty structures by India’s FTA partners.

  • 30-Jun-2010 Hankyoreh
    Lee administration considers expansion of US beef imports

    Experts say measures implemented after the 2008 candlelight vigil demonstrations may be sacrificed for ratification of the KORUS FTA 

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