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US Hong Kong Market to Expand
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Tue Jun 17, 2014 04:42 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- U.S. cattle producers will see access to the Hong Kong market restored to pre-2003 levels, USDA stated in a news release Tuesday. The announcement comes more than a decade after Hong Kong banned U.S. beef imports following the December 2003 discovery of one of only four cases ever of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, in the United States.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said Hong Kong's decision is consistent with what science shows about BSE.

"Last year, the World Organization for Animal Health granted the United States negligible risk status for BSE, further affirming the safety ...

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