News reports from Taiwan indicate the country’s government might relax its restrictions on imports of U.S. beef. According to the Taiwan News, President Ma Ying-jeou has said his administration is close to an agreement with the United States on the issue of beef imports. Since 2006, Taiwan has allowed imports of U.S. beef, but only boneless beef from cattle under months of age. The report indicates the country might soon allow bone-in beef, shredded beef and a range of beef byproducts. The Taiwan News article is available online.