France receives clearance to export beef to U.S.
In January 2015, Ireland was the first Member State to gain approval to the U.S. market. Since then it has been joined by the Netherlands, Lithuania and now, France.
A statement from the European Commission said that the U.S. has announced the lifting of the embargo on imports of beef from France.
The Commission welcomes this decision which it says represents a new stage in reopening a closed market since the crisis of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in the 90s. ■