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29 February 2008
View news from Korea, South Binders Could Improve Viability of Cheap Starch Sources
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea's feed industry is feeling the pressure of high cereal prices and short supplies. Some mills are expecting to run out of wheat in the next few months and are considering using alternative raw materials, such as Manioc. ...
27 February 2008
View news from Korea, South Country of Origin Labeling at Restaurants in Korea
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea is planning to expand its current country-of-origin- labelling (COOL)requirements for beef to include large restaurants. This ruling will become affective from July 1, 2008. It is also believed that COOL will become mandatory...
14 February 2008
View news from Korea, South Beef Deal Key to Korean FTA
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is holding a Conference on "Strengthening Economic and Trade Cooperation with Latin America and the Caribbean" this week....
21 January 2008
View news from Korea, South S. Korea Considering U.S. Beef Imports
SEOUL - South Korea is considering an option of fully reopening U.S. beef imports through a step-by-step process, possibly including shipments of previously unaccepted parts including bones, reports Yonhap news agency....
15 January 2008
View news from Korea, South New Govt to Deal With US Beef Issue
SOUTH KOREA - Negotiations between South Korea and the United States to revise the guidelines for imports of American beef will most likely not come to an end within the tenure of the incumbent Roh Moo-hyun administration. ...
27 December 2007
View news from Korea, South Ethanol Demand Driving Up Grain Prices
SOUTH KOREA - No morsel of food will likely be spared on the groaning tables of Americans this holiday. Let diets be the ugly Grinch of this Christmas. And the eating and the, yes, gorging, will include large numbers of Christmas cookies, cakes and other...
27 November 2007
View news from Korea, South Korea Plans National CattleTracking System For 2008
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea will introduce nationwide cattle and beef tracking systems starting late next year, the government said on Monday. ...
23 November 2007
View news from Korea, South Seoul Not to Discriminate Canadian, US Beef
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea will not discriminate between Canadian and U.S. beef in ongoing talks for the resumption of imports, according to government officials Thursday. Canada is calling for a full resumption of beef imports, regardless of age or part...
19 November 2007
View news from Korea, South S. Korea Ranked No. 3 Importer of U.S. Beef in September
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea became the third-largest importer of American beef in September, a report by the U.S. government and meat exporters said Monday. ...
07 November 2007
View news from Korea, South Imported Beef Prices Fall 7.6%
SOUTH KOREA - Prices of imported beef have been falling drastically this year since the conclusion of a free trade agreement (FTA) between South Korea and the United States and the resumption of imports from America, government statistics showed Tuesday. ...
19 October 2007
View news from Korea, South Seoul Stands Its Ground On US Beef Import Rules
SEOUL - South Korea's top agriculture policymaker said Friday that there will be no linkage between plans to rewrite U.S. beef import rules with the ratification of the free trade agreement (FTA) that was signed in late June. ...
17 October 2007
View news from Korea, South U.S. Trade Negotiator Links Beef To FTA
SOUTH KOREA - Though U.S. asserts open market and trade pact go hand in hand, S. Korea insists on keeping things separate ...
12 October 2007
View news from Korea, South U.S. Asks South Korea To Allow Imports Of All Beef Parts
SOUTH KOREA - The U.S. has asked South Korea to allow the import of all beef parts at a meeting aimed at rewriting the current import rules, government officials said Thursday. ...
11 October 2007
View news from Korea, South S. Korea Not Expected To Move An Inch On US Talks
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea will push to maintain its ban on materials that could transmit mad cow disease at its talks with the U.S. aimed at revising rules for importing American beef, government sources said Thursday....
10 October 2007
View news from Korea, South Korean Cows Sip Herbal Tonics as Local Farms Fight U.S. Imports
SOUTH KOREA - For Lee Jong Chul, a consumer- products importer in Seoul, U.S. beef is a bargain at about 40 percent the price of South Korean cuts....
05 October 2007
View news from Korea, South South Korea Halts US Beef Inspections
SEOUL — South Korea was Friday considering a new suspension of US beef imports, little over a month after resuming them, after another shipment was found to contain banned bones....
27 September 2007
View news from Korea, South US Beef Imports Surge
SOUTH KOREA - U.S. beef is rapidly eating into the South Korean market. The total volume of U.S. beef imports has increased more than 10 times in the past couple of months and the number of large distributors dealing with the American beef has also neared...
20 September 2007
View news from Korea, South Korean Ministry Testing Beef Tracking System
SOUTH KOREA - Starting next year the country will roll out a high-tech system for tracking beef...
18 September 2007
View news from Korea, South U.S. Probes Korea, Japan Beef Bans
SOUTH KOREA - The U.S. International Trade Commission has begun investigating restrictions on the nation's beef trade by governments such as Japan and Korea as a precaution against mad-cow disease. ...
13 September 2007
View news from Korea, South South Korea Finds Banned Bones in U.S. Beef Shipment For Third Time This Month
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea found banned bones in a U.S. beef shipment for third time this month and plans to send the entire shipment back to the United States, an official said Wednesday. ...
12 September 2007
View news from Korea, South 68 Lawmakers Call for Ban On US Beef Imports
SOUTH KOREA - A group of 68 lawmakers Tuesday submitted to the National Assembly a resolution urging President Roh Moo-hyun and the government to impose a ban on imports of beef from the United States as early as possible. ...
View news from Korea, South Korea Expected to Revise Rules on U.S. Beef Imports
SOUTH KOREA - Korea will ease rules against bone-in beef imported from the United States., but will push to keep the current specified risk material (SRM) and age restrictions on animals butchered for the Korean market, government sources were quoted...
04 September 2007
View news from Korea, South S.Korea Bans US Beef Plant After Bones Found Again
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea will permanently block imports from a U.S. beef plant after finding bones in a second shipment in violation of an export agreement with Washington, the Agriculture Ministry said on Tuesday. ...
27 August 2007
View news from Korea, South US Beef Will Be Back In October
SOUTH KOREA - South Korean consumers can expect to see U.S. beef in the local market again as early as October. Seoul and Washington are nearing completion of negotiations on the resumption of the meat trade, which was recently halted due to the discovery...
View news from Korea, South Seoul Resumes U.S. Beef Inspection
SOUTH KOREA - American beef is expected to hit Korean supermarket shelves soon after Seoul lifted its quarantine sanctions on imported U.S .cattle meat. ...
24 August 2007
View news from Korea, South South Korea To Resume U.S. Beef Checks
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea's Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry said Friday it will restart quarantine inspections of U.S. beef imports suspended since earlier this month. ...
10 August 2007
View news from Korea, South U.S. Calls For S. Korea To Revise Beef Import Guidelines
SOUTH KOREA - The United States has urged South Korea to change its meat quarantine guidelines to permit imports of bone-in beef, the government said Friday. ...
03 August 2007
View news from Korea, South Korea Halts Clearance of U.S. Beef
SOUTH KOREA - The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry on Wednesday suspended quarantine inspections of all U.S. beef imports after again finding banned vertebral bones in a shipment, it said Thursday. ...
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