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  • 21-Apr-2010 Meat Trade News
    Canada - Door open for beef to Colombia

    The Colombian market for Canadian beef, worth about $6 million per year, has just been reopened in the context of the proposed Canada-Colombia FTA, after being closed since 2003 due to BSE in Canadian cattle.

  • 8-Apr-2010 Bloomberg
    Japan, US ‘some distance’ apart in beef trade talks

    “For us, food safety based on Japan’s scientific standards is the priority,” Akamatsu said today. “The OIE standards are different from the Japanese scientific ones.”

  • 27-Jan-2010 CNA
    US scholars see WTO as best path to resolving beef dispute

    By taking the case to the WTO, the US will be able to "depoliticize" the issue, a CSIS fellow argues

  • 26-Jan-2010 CNA
    US official says no basis for renegotiation of beef issue

    The US Trade Representative Office said Friday that Taiwan has destroyed its bilateral agreement with the United States on beef imports and there is no basis for renegotiation of the issue.

  • 22-Jan-2010 Taiwan News
    Consumers’ Foundation demands prion tests on US beef imports

    The Consumers’ Foundation demanded Tuesday that the government include prion tests in its inspection of US beef imports to detect any possible bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) contamination of the products.

  • 7-Jan-2010 Examiner
    Taiwan bans US beef

    Taiwan’s legislative Yuan Tuesday banned the sale of US beef to that island country, a move that infuriated US beef exporters and could lead to trade disputes with the United States.

  • 5-Jan-2010 Press TV
    Taiwan bans import of US beef

    In a reversal of a negotiated deal with Washington, Taiwanese lawmakers on Tuesday banned imports of some kinds of beefs from the United States, citing health concerns.

  • 5-Jan-2010 CSM
    Taiwan curbs US beef imports in latest Asia trade frictions

    Health concerns and angry protests have prompted partial bans on US beef imports in Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea – most recently by Taipei on Tuesday. The recurring dispute has strained relations.

  • 28-Dec-2009 Taiwan News
    Reneging on beef opening would hurt US support for Taiwan

    The head of Taiwan’s National Security Council urged lawmakers and the public not to demand a reopening of talks with the United States on controversial beef imports, though he said he would "respect the final decision by the legislature" and "the people’s right to initiate a referendum on the issue."

  • 29-Oct-2009 AFP
    Taiwan’s Ma eyes trade agreement with US: report

    Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou has voiced hopes of reaching a free-trade agreement with the United States following a decision by the island to allow more US beef imports, a report said Wednesday.

  • 25-Oct-2009 Taiwan News
    US, Taiwan may resume trade talks this year

    US-Taiwan Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) talks are expected to be resumed by the end of this year now that the issue of beef imports from the US has been resolved, Minister of Economic Affairs Shih Yen-shiang said Friday.

  • 20-Oct-2009 The Hankyoreh
    S.Korea-EU FTA indicates European beef imports may resume

    According to a draft of the free trade agreement between South Korea and the European Union, once the FTA takes effect, European beef that has a higher risk for mad cow disease than U.S. beef could be allowed into the country.

  • 13-Sep-2009 Centre for WTO Studies
    Review of trade policies of India’s major trading partners

    A review of market access barriers faced by Indian exporters in its major trading partners and other select countries, 24 in all.

  • 5-Sep-2009 Al-Ahram Weekly
    Potato fight

    A couple of weeks ago, following the discovery of some cases of brown rot, the EU decided to impose a ban on Egyptian potato exports. The Egyptian government believes that the reason behind the move is to protect local European produce from competition.

  • 19-Aug-2009 The Namibian
    Africa: Industry sees red over red line

    Various participants in a talk in Namibia on the economic partnership agreement with the European Union yesterday saw red when Finance Permanent Secretary Calle Schlettwein dared suggesting that the veterinary fence in the North be gradually moved further North to offer those farmers the same market access as those south of the fence.

  • 18-Aug-2009
    Panama lifts beef ban ahead of Canada FTA

    Panama has lifted its six-year-old BSE-related ban on Canadian beef as it concludes talks on a new free trade agreement with Canada that will improve access for other ag commodities.

  • 14-Aug-2009 Western Farmer
    Korean move good news to US pork producers

    It may be an understatement to say the national Pork Producers Council is happy with the decision of Korea to inspect only a sample of US pork exports rather than 100% of them and to lift a ban on live hog imports from the United States.

  • 7-May-2009 FT
    US-EU accord ends beef import rift

    The European Union and the US on Thursday settled a long-running dispute over hormone-treated beef in a deal both sides said demonstrated their determination to reduce bilateral friction amid plunging world trade.

  • 24-Apr-2009 Hankyoreh
    Removing the Korea-EU FTA beef imports provision

    As negotiations for the South Korea-European Union free trade agreement (Korea-EU FTA) race into their final stages, the inner workings are starting to come to light.

  • 18-Apr-2009 Manila Bulletin
    EU assist to improve exports to Europe

    The Philippines will receive 6.5 million Euros to develop a strategic trade policy for both bilateral and multilateral negotiations, speed up customs procedures, cope with demanding EU regulations on technical standards and comply with the latest requirements on food safety.

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