Sens. Push For End To Japan's Beef Restrictions

Law360, New York (March 16, 2010, 2:57 PM EDT) -- Two U.S. senators have introduced a resolution calling for Japan to end its partial ban on imports of American beef and for the Obama administration to push for wider market access in Japan.

Sens. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., and Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., introduced the resolution Thursday, arguing that Japan's trade policies had cost the U.S. beef industry $1 billion per year since 2003. The measure has 24 bipartisan co-sponsors.

Japan has restricted U.S. beef since 2003, when the first case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, commonly known as...
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