Kuwait became the first country among the four Arab Gulf Cooperation (GCC)
countries that banned U.S. beef imports in late 2003, to lift the said
ban on all beef imports originating from the U.S., with the exception of
Washington state. The Kuwaiti decision on maintaining the import ban on
Washington-state results from the country’s Food Safety Committee’s
doubts on elimination of the BSE risk in the state.
During 2003, Kuwait imported $32.2 millions worth ...
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