Taoiseach reports progress in campaign to export beef to China

Taoiseach reports progress in campaign to export beef to China

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is optimitic that Ireland can reach a deal to get Irish beef back into the Chinese market.

Mr Kenny met with the Chinese Vice President Xi Jingping this afternoon.

The two leaders also discussed further co-operation on trade and tourism.

"One area that I discussed with him, for instance, is the process that has to be gone through in respect of entry of beef to China,"

"These are longer-term operations, and they're based purely on scientific evidence, and there is a process to be gone through here.

"But China expressed a clear willingness to start that process by having scientific experts analyse Ireland's standards now."

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