Expressing sympathy for frustrated exporters, a MAFF spokesman said the ministry was working hard not only to ensure that it bears down on the fmd outbreak but moves "slowly and responsibly" towards normality. But he added: "A full return to normal trading conditions will take a long time. It has taken time to finalise regulations for export, and one reason has been the understandable concern exercised by our trading partners. No one wants fmd in their country and Nick Brown has been adamant that we will not export it. "But the work that we started immediately after the EU imposed export controls is now beginning to bear fruit." {{NEWS }}