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China Ends Complete Ban on Beef From U.S. as Imports Explode

  • Ban had been in place since 2003 after mad cow disease found
  • Imports must follow Chinese traceability, quarantine systems
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China Ends Complete Ban on U.S. Beef

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China removed a ban on shipments of some U.S. beef products, opening up the trade for the first time since 2003 as the country sees a surge in imports of the meat.

The ban on imports of U.S. bone-in beef and boneless beef for livestock under 30 months has been removed, with conditions, effective immediately, according to a statement on Thursday from the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine. Imports must follow requirements under China’s traceability, inspection and quarantine systems, it said.