Hong Kong has reopened to U.S. boneless beef from cattle less than 30 months of age. Before Hong Kong banned U.S. beef in 2003, it imported $90 million in beef products annually — the fifth-largest market for U.S. beef exports at that time.

USDA Secretary Mike Johanns says the Hong Kong reopening means the U.S. has regained access to markets valued at more than $2.8 billion, or 74% of the 2003 export value of $3.9 billion.