Help offered in U.S., Japan beef dispute
Bernard Vallat, the director general of the World Organization for
Animal Health (OIE), said his group would use scientific means to help
settle a beef trade dispute between Japan and the United States,
according to a Reuters’ news report.
Vallat added that the OIE was ready to mediate talks if both countries
made the request.
Japan banned imports of U.S. beef in December 2003 after the United
States discovered its only case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy. ...
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