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Chile Lifts Beef Ban
Thu May 30, 2013 12:46 PM CDT

OTTAWA (Dow Jones) -- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper Thursday said Chile has lifted its ban on beef imports from Canada with immediate effect.

The announcement was during a state visit to Canada by Chilean President Sebastian Pinera. Chile and several other countries shut their doors to Canadian beef following the discovery of a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad-cow disease, in a cow from Alberta in 2003.

A number of those countries have since resumed importing Canadian beef after Canada tightened measures to guard against the disease and introduced new ones to protect human and animal health.

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