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US, China beef up talks on cattle export plans

The two sides are negotiating to meet a deadline for shipments to begin by mid-July

Beef products for sale in a supermarket. China banned US beef in 2003 after a scare over mad cow disease. Previous attempts by Washington to reopen exports had fizzled out.


TALKS on restarting US beef exports to China are moving fast and final details should be in place by early June, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said on Friday, allowing American farmers to vie for business that has been lost by rival Brazil.

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