Despite meetings last week, the government of Taiwan has no plans to ease the restrictions on U.S. beef imports even though USDA presented a very strong case.

Taiwan’s Department of Health said on Friday that the existing restrictions will remain in place.

Minister of the Department of Health, Yeh Ching-chuan, said, “There are no plans to review the situation again, anytime soon in the near future."

The current restrictions allow only boneless beef, from cattle aged under 30 months, to be exported from the United States to Taiwan.