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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Kerrie brings you Saturday's forecast for Cumbria & The Scottish Borders
Another cold and icy night but cloudier, wetter, windier and milder from the west by dawn
Icy patches will be a hazard on some untreated roads, pavements & paths. Some injuries are possible from slips and falls on icy surfaces