‘A40' agreed to by Japanese politicians
USDA cleared a second hurdle in trying to partially regain beef trade
with Japan as the ruling political party in the Pacific Rim nation last
Wednesday endorsed a proposal designed to verify the age of U.S. cattle
eligible to produce beef for export.
The move by a panel of Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) members helps move
Tokyo a step closer to easing its 14-month-old import ban on American
beef, which has kept U.S. beef from accessing Japan’s beef market.
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