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US State Department regrets beef ban

DISAPPOINTED The deputy US trade representative expressed serious concern over the Legislative Yuan’s decision to ‘place domestic politics over science’

By Jenny W. Hsu and Flora Wang  /  STAFF REPORTERS

Canada Beef Export Federation Taiwan Office director Stella Siao (蕭子欣) said Canada had requested to export bone-in beef from cattle under 30 months of age to Taiwan, but the request had been blocked.

In other developments, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said a delegation from the ­Washington-based US-Taiwan Business Council led by chairman Paul Wolfowitz is expected to arrive at the end of the week.

The purpose of the routine visit is to promote closer business ties, the ministry said. The delegation will meet major policymakers, it said.

Wolfowitz, a former World Bank president and former US deputy defense secretary, will be accompanied by the council’s president, Rupert Hammond-Chambers.

ADDITIONAL REPORTING BY KO SHU-LING, SHIH HSIU-CHUAN AND CNA

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