FDA says expects China to OK staff visas after two-year delay

November 14, 2014 10:15 PM

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(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it expects China, after almost two years of delays, to soon approve visas that will allow the agency to more than double its staff in China.

"We're heading into the homestretch," Margaret Hamburg told reporters on a conference call, when asked how soon China might approve the visas, which would more than triple the number of U.S. civil servants it posts in Beijing.

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