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United Arab Emirates to Ease U.S. Beef-Import Limits, USDA Says

January 31, 2012

Jan. 31 (Bloomberg) -- United Arab Emirates, the largest market for U.S. beef in the Middle East, will allow imports of from cattle over 30 months of age, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

“This progress was the result of close cooperation between officials of both countries,” Matt Herrick, a spokesman for the USDA, said today in an e-mail to Bloomberg News. “Currently, we are working with Emirate authorities to finalize the export documentation requirements.”

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