Japan may ease its policy on limiting U.S. beef imports to cattle age 20 months or younger, U.S. Meat Export Federation Chief Executive Philip Seng said.

“Our expectation is that it would be no later than April 1 that Japan would be able to move beyond the 20 months,” Seng said on a conference call with reporters, states Bloomberg Businessweek. The Japanese government's health ministry said last week that the restrictions should be relaxed.

Source: Bloomberg