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02 August 2007
View news from Korea, South South Korea Halts U.S. Beef Imports
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea has effectively suspended U.S. beef imports over mad cow concerns after a recent shipment was found to have contained banned parts, a news report said Thursday. ...
View news from Korea, South U.S. Admits To Shipping Unauthorized Beef Parts To South Korea
SOUTH KOREA - The United States acknowledged Wednesday that it shipped animal parts to South Korea that are currently banned due to a mad cow disease scare. ...
30 July 2007
View news from Korea, South Discount Store Suspends U.S. Beef After Discovery Of Bone Chips
SOUTH KOREA - A Seoul discount store suspended sales of U.S. beef Sunday after a consumer complained that bone chips were found in the package he bought a day earlier, a store spokesman said. ...
26 July 2007
View news from Korea, South South Korea Panel Delays U.S. Beef Import Decision
SOUTH KOREA - A South Korean animal quarantine committee on Wednesday held off on a decision about whether to resume some U.S. beef imports, a move which could add to tensions in a simmering trade dispute with Washington. ...
25 July 2007
View news from Korea, South Shoppers Choosing U.S. Beef Over Korean Pork
US - U.S. beef has been eating into Korea's pork market. Lotte Mart, which was the first to resume selling U.S. beef in Korea, released statistics on meat sales on Tuesday. ...
24 July 2007
View news from Korea, South S. Korea Expected To Decide On Lifting U.S. Bone-In Beef Ban In July
SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean government is expected to decide whether or not to lift a ban on U.S. bone-in beef this month, an official said Tuesday. ...
18 July 2007
View news from Korea, South US Beef On Full-Scale Sale In South Korea Next Month
SOUTH KOREA - Almost all major South Korean retail chains are set to begin selling US beef next month despite protests by activists, a report said on Tuesday. ...
16 July 2007
View news from Korea, South US beef imports surge, as talks move forward on lifting bone-in meat ban
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea has imported 1,497 tons of U.S. beef since late April, as Seoul-Washington talks to lift the current ban on bone-in meat moves forward, the government said Monday. ...
10 July 2007
View news from Korea, South Meat Prices Fall on U.S. Beef Prospects
SOUTH KOREA - The prices of beef, pork and chicken are all falling in the aftermath of the Korea-U.S. free trade agreement. U.S. beef imports are still minimal but just the expectation of a full fledged import onslaught is weighing heavily on domestic...
09 July 2007
View news from Korea, South S. Korea expected to hold new U.S. beef import talks in August
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea may kick off new talks aimed at possible easing of current U.S. beef import standards next month, a government official said Monday. ...
04 July 2007
View news from Korea, South `Full Beef Imports Prerequisite for FTA Approval by Congress’
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea’s senior trade official said Tuesday that it would not be easy for the U.S. Congress to endorse the South Korea-U.S. free trade agreement (FTA), often dubbed as the ``KORUS FTA,’’ without a full resumption of beef imports...
28 June 2007
View news from Korea, South SKorea To Conduct On-Site Inspections Of U.S. Beef Industry
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea said Thursday it will conduct on-site inspections of beef industry facilities in the United States this weekend ahead of talks about further easing Seoul's restrictions on imports of American beef. ...
19 June 2007
View news from Korea, South Another US Beef Shipment Mistakenly Exported To SKorea
SOUTH KOREA - Another shipment of U.S. beef was mistakenly exported to South Korea, an official said Tuesday, less than two weeks after Seoul lifted a brief ban on American beef imposed after two similar cases. ...
View news from Korea, South South Korea Bans More Beef From Tyson Plants
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea halted beef imports from two more plants owned by Tyson Foods Inc. after finding they wrongly shipped meat produced for U.S. sale only, the Agriculture Ministry said on Tuesday....
12 June 2007
View news from Korea, South S. Korean Housewives Launch Watchdog To Check Safety Of American Beef
SOUTH KOREA - South Korean housewives launched a nationwide monitoring team on Tuesday to check the safety of American beef, which is expected to go on sale again soon after a three-year import ban because of fears about mad cow disease. ...
07 June 2007
View news from Korea, South Quarantine Officials Says Complete U.S. Beef Ban Possible
SOUTH KOREA - A Korean quarantine official said on Wednesday Seoul may suspend all American beef imports following last month's discovery of ribs in U.S. beef shipments to the country. ...
04 June 2007
View news from Korea, South S. Korea Suspends Quarantine Inspection On U.S. Beef
SEOUL - South Korea has suspended quarantine inspections of U.S. beef pending a full investigation into two mislabeled shipments, the government said Monday....
View news from Korea, South Hanwoo’ Group Punished for Discriminating Importers
SOUTH KOREA - South Korean beef cattle breeders were found to have forced local feed dealers not to provide feedstuff for imported cattle raisers, the first illicit business practice committed by a domestic industry to counter expected damage from freer...
30 May 2007
View news from Korea, South S. Korea's Quarantine Service Finds Ribs In US Beef Shipment
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea's quarantine service said Wednesday it has found two boxes of U.S. beef ribs, which cannot be brought into the country under current import rules, in a shipment of American beef. ...
29 May 2007
View news from Korea, South U.S. Demands S. Korea Resume Full Imports Of American Beef
SOUTH KOREA - The United States has officially called for South Korea to lift restrictions and import all parts of American beef in the aftermath of a global animal health body's conclusion that the beef poses a "controlled risk" for mad cow disease,...
25 May 2007
View news from Korea, South Local Beef Prices Falling Ahead of U.S. Shipments
SOUTH KOREA - Since April 23 some 48 tons of U.S. beef has been imported into Korea. Most of that meat has been sold as samples to wholesalers and retailers; very little has gone to consumers. But that's set to change next month when imports of U.S. beef...
18 May 2007
View news from Korea, South Korean Parliament Moves To Tighten Safeguards On U.S. beef
SOUTH KOREA - A group of 19 lawmakers Thursday submitted bills to tighten safeguard measures on beef and other agricultural goods imported from abroad. ...
15 May 2007
View news from Korea, South No Bone Chips, Dioxin Found In U.S. Beef Imports; Quarantine Service
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea's agricultural quarantine service said Tuesday that it has found neither bone chips nor higher-than-permissible levels of dioxins in beef imported from the United States since late April. ...
10 May 2007
View news from Korea, South Gov't To Improve Local Beef Distribution System To Cope With American Beef
SOUTH KOREA - The government will come up with a set of new policies aimed at helping local cattle farmers cope with American beef imports after the free trade pact with the United States goes into effect, government officials said Wednesday. ...
07 May 2007
View news from Korea, South FTA with EU to hurt S. Korea's meat, dairy sectors: report
SEOUL - A free trade pact with the European Union (EU) is expected to hurt South Korea's alcoholic beverage, meat and dairy sectors, a report said Monday....
View news from Korea, South Importers Expect Flood of U.S. Beef in June
SOUTH KOREA - Imports of U.S. beef will resume in earnest this week, ending a stoppage of nearly three and a half years, and retailers expect local consumers will be able to buy the beef in shops from as early as next month. ...
03 May 2007
View news from Korea, South S. Korea Says US Beef Still Unsafe
KOREA - The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry reportedly sent the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) a written opinion saying U.S. cattle still are not free from danger of mad cow disease, just a week after Seoul and Washington concluded...
02 May 2007
View news from Korea, South Seoul Close To Lifting Canada Beef Ban - MacKay
SEOUL - South Korea is "very close" to lifting a three-year ban on Canadian beef, and that should help clear the way for a free trade deal between the two countries, Canada’s foreign minister said today. ...
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