CANADA/USA: Plan for easing of beef ban expected this week - report
The Bush administration cancelled a Friday meeting in which officials had been expected to outline to US agriculture groups a plan to tighten mad cow disease safeguards so that a ban on imports of Canadian beef could be eased. However, US officials are thought to be preparing to reveal a plan as early as this week that will indicate what must be done before the US can begin easing the restrictions, reported Reuters.
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