Senators Urge Taiwan to Back Off on RestrictionsMon, 11 Apr 2011 17:22:51 CDT
19 U.S. Senators have co-signed a letter urging Taiwan to end restrictions on beef with trace amounts of ractopamine, an additive used in animal feed. Ractopamine has been approved for use in the United States since 1999 and is registered for use in dozens of countries.
One of the co-signers, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley charges Taiwan with , “Engaging in repeated abuses of food safety requirements designed to exclude U.S. agricultural imports from its market.” Grassley says it’s time Taiwan immediately removes all barriers to our farm products.
“Taiwan must treat U.S. products fairly, in accordance with scientific evidence, and in keeping with its trade obligations, if it expects to maintain its status as a strong economic partner with the United States.”
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