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10 June 2008
View news from Korea, South Beef Deal Discussions to Open Again
SOUTH KOREA - A senior presidential secretary and a group of Grand National Party (GNP) lawmakers began trips to the United States Monday for talks on the U.S. beef import issue with American officials. ...
09 June 2008
View news from Korea, South South Korean Delegates Head to US to Discuss Beef Deal
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea's ruling party on Monday sent a delegation to Washington to discuss changes to a US beef import deal which has sparked mass protests over food safety concerns. ...
05 June 2008
View news from Korea, South Voluntary Restriction is the Latest Korean Ploy
SOUTH KOREA - In an attempt to resolve mounting controversy over resumption of U.S. beef imports, domestic beef importers have offered to voluntarily restrict shipment of U.S. beef from cattle older than 30 months. ...
04 June 2008
View news from Korea, South U.S. Envoy Rejects Renegotiation of Beef Imports
SOUTH KOREA - U.S. Ambassador to Korea Alexander Vershbow on Tuesday rejected calls to renegotiate a deal to reopen the Korean market to American beef amid huge daily protests against the deal here. “We have said many times we don't see any need for...
03 June 2008
View news from Korea, South Seoul Back-Tracking on U.S. Beef Imports
SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean government on Monday delayed publication of a government gazette carrying the promulgation of sanitary conditions for the resumption of U.S. beef imports. ...
30 May 2008
View news from Korea, South Deafened by Uproar Korea Announce Final Terms
KOREA - Yesterday the Korean government announced its final terms for the import of beef from the US. There have been a number of delays in the official implementation of the April agreement to recommence imports of US beef, with 337 official complaints...
29 May 2008
View news from Korea, South S Korean US Beef Deal: A War on the Public
SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean government's decision to resume US beef imports brought about huge political tension on Tuesday with opponent parties threatening strikes and naming the move a 'war on the public'. ...
27 May 2008
View news from Korea, South Government to Consult Local Livestock Group Leaders
SEOUL - The South Korean government plans to meet local livestock group leaders to come up with a way to improve the the competitiveness of cattle and hog growers as the country moves to fully open its market to U.S. beef....
14 May 2008
View news from Korea, South S. Korea to Feed Army with Local 'Safe' Beef
SOUTH KOREA -South Korean Defense Ministry announced on Monday that it will feed its 680,000-strong military forces only with locally grown boneless beef in an effort to support local cattle farmers....
13 May 2008
View news from Korea, South US Bows to South Korean BSE Fears
SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean president has said that Washington accepted his proposal to halt imports in the case of any BSE outbreak occurring within the United States....
View news from Korea, South US Bows to South Korean BSE Fears
SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean president has said that Washington accepted his proposal to halt imports in the case of any BSE outbreak occurring within the United States....
08 May 2008
View news from Korea, South Cold Feet and Hot Heads in South Korea
SOUTH KOREA - Earlier today South Korea's prime minister decided to backtrack on previous words and leave the door open to revising the US beef import deal due to mounting public pressure over safety concerns. ...
07 May 2008
View news from Korea, South South Korea Backs Away from Renegotiation
SOUTH KOREA - The government of South Korea has rejected US calls to renegotiate the recent beef trade deal and has instead pledged to tighten quarantine procedures and beef labeling rules in a bid to keep BSE out. ...
06 May 2008
View news from Korea, South US Calms Korean Mad Cow Panic
KOREA - The undersecretary for food safety at the US reasserted the safety of American beef at a recent conference to Korean correspondents. ...
View news from Korea, South US Calms Korean Mad Cow Panic
KOREA - The undersecretary for food safety at the US reasserted the safety of American beef at a recent conference to Korean correspondents. ...
05 May 2008
View news from Korea, South Beef Backlash Challenges Korea Lee's Reforms
SOUTH KOREA - As the public backlash over U.S. beef continues to grow, President Lee Myung-bak is facing a potential political crisis that could spell trouble for his reform drive and possibly trigger an economic dispute between Korea and the United States. ...
02 May 2008
View news from Korea, South Mad Cow Rumours Contagious on the Net
SOUTH KOREA - Ever since Korea agreed to open its doors to US beef the internet has been rife with exaggerated, confused and often, entirely fictional, rumours over mad cow disease. The scaremongering attack has brought about a sense of great concern...
01 May 2008
View news from Korea, South Tide of US Imports Batter Korean Farmers
SOUTH KOREA - Recent reports suggest that Korean cattle producers are already feeling the knock-on effects of US beef imports on the market. In the past two weeks, Korean beef prices have tumbled to their lowest level for two years and the soaring cost...
28 April 2008
View news from Korea, South Korea Labels American Imports
SOUTH KOREA - After lifting restrictions on American beef, the South Korean president, Lee Myung-bak, has announced that the government will enforce accurate place-of-origin labels on all imported meat....
23 April 2008
View news from Korea, South Korean Crackdown on False Labelling
SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean government recently announced a crackdown on illegal beef labels which often claim a false country of origin. As part of the initiative they have also decided to provide cash support to enhance production of local high-quality...
View news from Korea, South Trouble Brewing Over US/Korean Beef Deal
SOUTH KOREA - Opposition parties in South Korea have attacked the government's latest deal over US beef imports. The move signals that parliamentary approval of the Free Trade Agreement will not be as straightforward as many may have expected....
18 April 2008
View news from Korea, South South Korean U-Turn on US Beef
SOUTH KOREA - Seoul's farm ministry today announced that it has decided to open the door to American beef just a little bit wider. The news comes after reports that the discussions had broken down earlier in the week and seemed to have ended. Today's...
15 April 2008
View news from Korea, South Talks Break Down on US/Korean Meat Trade
SOUTH KOREA - The US South Korean discussions failed to to reach an agreement over the dispute on American imports....
11 April 2008
View news from Korea, South US Korean Dialogue Opens Up
SOUTH KOREA - Senior officials from both Korea and the United States will meet up today in order to discuss how they can improve access into the Korean market....
03 April 2008
View news from Korea, South US Beef Import Ban Spurs ‘Hanwoo’ Breeding
SOUTH KOREA - Farmers are raising more 'hanwoo,' Korea's homebred cattle, on rising demand even though prices are higher than imported beef from the U.S. and Australia, according to the National Statistical Office (NSO) Wednesday. ...
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....
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