Korea Considers Canadian Beef Resumption

AUSTRALIA - The South Korean government has agreed to start an import risk analysis to determine the safety of Canadian beef, according to Yonhap News.
calendar icon 14 June 2007
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Meat & Livestock Australia

The Korean government will decide whether to resume imports from Canada after conducting an eight step import risk evaluation. The two countries will be holding technical consultations on 13 June, according to a Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) official. Canadian beef has been banned since May 2003 due to BSE concerns.

Canada has formally requested that actions be taken to allow beef imports by Korea after an announcement by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) in late May. Along with the United States, Canada was classified as a BSE ‘controlled risk’ country by the OIE, which technically lifts most barriers to exports.

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