Scotch beef will be exported to America again for the first time in 20 years.
The meat was banned amid concerns about BSE, known as mad cow disease, entering the food chain.
The US department of agriculture has now lifted the restrictions - a move which has been welcomed by farmers in Southern Scotland.
The Rural Affairs Minister, Richard Lochhead MSP, spoke to ITV Border about the news.
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