USTR Supports Japan's Review Of US Beef Restrictions

Law360, Los Angeles (December 20, 2011, 4:37 PM EST) -- The U.S. Trade Representative's office on Monday praised a decision by the Japanese government to review its restrictions on certain types of beef exports from the United States, as the two nations discussed Japan's bid to join the ongoing negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership pact.

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk urged Japanese officials to open their markets to U.S. beef exports as quickly as possible. President Barack Obama has been under increased pressure from lawmakers in recent months to lobby Japan to ease its hard-line stance...
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