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9.21.2005

Okay, Now These Tit-for-tat Retaliatory Import Quotas And Tarrifs Are Getting Personal

Kobe beef should stay off U.S. menus if Japan won't buy American beef, the Senate has decided.

Senators retaliated Tuesday against Japan for refusing to lift a mad cow-related ban on U.S. beef. On a 72-26 vote, the Senate adopted an amendment prohibiting importation of Japanese beef until Japan lifts its ban.

Japan's stalling is unfair, said Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., who offered the amendment.

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