U.S., Japan closing trade gap?

Sep 13, 2004
— Temporary 24-month testing exemption pondered. — Japanese panel reiterates young cattle safe. By Sarah Swenson, WLJ Associate Editor, & Steven D. Vetter, WLJ Editor An August 31 internal USDA memorandum indicated the agency could be open to the possibility of agreeing, with Japan, to lower the possible exemption age for cattle to be tested for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) from 30 months to 24 months, preliminar...

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