SYDNEY (Kyodo) New Zealand can increase beef exports to Japan if the Japanese government reassesses its tariff, New Zealand’s beef marketing body said Tuesday.

“New Zealand businesses are ready to do business with Japanese companies and are ready to export more if the price is right,” Meat New Zealand’s chief executive, Mark Jeffries, told Kyodo News, referring to efforts to make up for shortages caused by the detection of mad cow disease in the United States.

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