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U.S. Lamb Gains Access to Taiwan

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

(North American Meat Institute)

U.S. lamb and lamb products have regained access to Taiwan for the first time since 2003, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Taiwan initially banned U.S. lamb product imports following the first U.S. case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), which raised concerns related to scrapie, a disease similar to BSE. Last year, Taiwan imported nearly 17,714 metric tons of lamb and sheep meat products from all sources, valued at more than $74 million. Meanwhile, proceedings are currently underway to restore U.S. lamb access to Japan.

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