04-07-2014 09:20 AM | China

Feed additives at play in US-China beef trade

Beef from the United States has been banned in China for more than a decade, but officials are working to get US meat back into world's most populated country by the end of the year, according to trade officials.

China banned the import of US beef in 2003 after an outbreak of mad cow disease was reported in Washington State, but Niu Dun, China's vice-minister of agriculture, told Bloomberg News in a March interview that China "hopes for an agreement on US beef by July".
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