USDA issues statement about South Korea beef trade

US - "South Korea has responded to our request for clarification of their beef trade restrictions.
calendar icon 10 November 2006
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It is a positive step forward that South Korean leaders have agreed to remove silver skin from their list of prohibited items and have agreed that cartilage, breast-bone and bone chips would not be considered specified risk material. However, I am very disappointed that they have been unwilling to establish commercial tolerance levels for bone chips and cartilage. Tolerance levels have been established with many other trading partners.

I will be traveling to Seoul in coming weeks to continue the discussions with South Korea in hopes of resolving the remaining issues. I look forward to the opportunity to encourage South Korea to provide greater clarity regarding the conditions of beef trade between our countries." News Desk
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