Senate Urges Full Market Access For US Beef

Law360, New York (May 28, 2010, 1:28 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate has given its unanimous backing to a resolution that calls on China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mexico and Vietnam to eliminate “unscientific” trade barriers that have restricted U.S. beef producers' access to their markets since the 2003 mad cow disease scare.

Senators unanimously approved the resolution, S. Res. 544, sponsored by Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont.; Senate Agriculture Committee chairwoman Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark.; and Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., on Thursday evening.

It directs the president to continue pressing the...
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