“Our expectation is that it would be no later than April 1 that Japan would be able to move beyond the 20 months,” Seng said today on a conference call with reporters.
Japan, the third-largest buyer of U.S. beef last year, limits U.S. shipments on concern that older animals may be at higher risk for mad cow disease. The government’s health ministry said this week that those restrictions should be relaxed.
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