The Office of the United States Trade Representative and the Agriculture Department on Tuesday released a statement regarding a recent decision by Taiwan officials to bar import of some U.S. beef and beef products by amending the countryís Food Sanitation Act (FSA).
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The Taiwanese Legislature has voted to ban some U.S. beef imports, which the U.S. government says undermines Taiwanís credibility as a trading partner. The move reverses an earlier deal the government had negotiated with Washington.
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