FRANCE/UK: France finally lifts ban on British beef
After a six-year dispute, the French government finally lifted its import ban on British beef yesterday [Wednesday]. Since 1 August 1999 British beef can be exported under the so-called DBES system (date-based export scheme), which sets strict conditions (for example only deboned meat of bovines between 6-30 months of age complying with very detailed requirements and originating in dedicated meat plants).
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