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 re-negotiation of the agreement since it is based on science,” the envoy said.
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Vershbow said the April beef deal was "based on international science, and there is no scientific justification to postpone implementation."

Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan had called in Vershbow to ask for U.S. cooperation in restricting imports of U.S. beef from cattle aged 30 months or older.

Source: english.chosun.com
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