Ban lifted on Italian salami imports to U.S.
Demand for cured meats could bring 250 million euros in exports26 April, 18:39
"This is a momentous event - one of the most important for the production and export of Italian salami and the result of 15 years of (lobbying) work," Italian industry association Assica said.
"Until now Americans have been forced to buy low-quality imitations of Italian cured meats," said farmers' organization Coldiretti.
Coldiretti estimates that the ban costs the industry more than 250 million euros per year in lost exports.