EXPORTS of beef from certified herds in Northern Ireland are expected to resume at the end of May.
Brussels inspectors completed their checks last week and their findings are due to be sent to the EUs 15 member states for approval imminently. National governments will then have 10 days in which to respond, after which the commission can set a date for exports to begin.
This is likely to be the end of May, said a spokesman for consumer policy commissioner Emma Bonino this week.
Initial volumes will be limited, however, as the inspectors only visited one abattoir and one cutting plant in the province.