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01 September 2008
View news from Korea, South Antibiotics for Feeding Animals to Be Banned
SOUTH KOREA - Popular antibiotics will no longer be fed to poultry, livestock and fish from next year accoprding to official reports....
20 August 2008
View news from Korea, South SKorea Parliament Ends US Beef Deadlock
SOUTH KOREA - Rival South Korean political parties on Tuesday ended a legislative deadlock allowing the formation of an assembly when they agreed to revise a law on regulating contentious beef imports. ...
15 August 2008
View news from Korea, South Korea Gobbling Up US Beef
SOUTH KOREA - USDA reports beef sales to South Korea have increased rapidly in recent weeks. ...
08 August 2008
View news from Korea, South US Beef Ribs Ready for Korean Consumption
SOUTH KOREA - The 1.5 tonnes of US bone-in beef imported in Korea on 29 July have cleared quarantine inspections and will be available to consumers through retail outlets within a week. It has been four years and seven months since consumers in Korea...
06 August 2008
View news from Korea, South Free Trade and Beef on Summit Agenda
SOUTH KOREA - The status of the US beef trade with South Korea was expected to be one of the issues discussed between US President George. W Bush and the South Korean President Lee Myung-bak during their summit meeting in Seoul today (Wednesday). ...
30 July 2008
View news from Korea, South Prosecutors say MBC's U.S. Beef Report Was Distorted
SOUTH KOREA - Prosecutors said Tuesday that a hard-hitting MBC report on U.S. beef distorted facts to exaggerate the risks of mad cow disease, increasing pressure on the major broadcaster to turn in unedited footage of the report. ...
29 July 2008
View news from Korea, South US Bone-In Beef Imports Commence
SOUTH KOREA - U.S. bone-in beef imports have entered the nation in line with new import rules after a prolonged hiatus. ...
View news from Korea, South SK Cattle Battle with Feed Prices and US
SOUTH KOREA - Korean cattle farmers are in agony in North Kyongsang Province over the soaring cost of feed and declining cattle prices following the resumption of US beef imports. ...
10 July 2008
View news from Korea, South July 10: Official Opening of SK Beef Market
SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean beef market will officially open to U.S. exports from cattle 30 months of age or less at 5 a.m. (EDT) today, it was reported today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ...
08 July 2008
View news from Korea, South Hyundai Gear Up for Another Beef Strike
SOUTH KOREA - The labor union of South Korea's largest automaker, Hyundai Motor Co., said Monday it will stage a second partial strike in less than a week to protest the resumption of U.S. beef imports and other pro-business government policies. ...
30 June 2008
View news from Korea, South More Protests Greet the Return of US Beef in South Korea
SOUTH KOREA - More violent protests from Korean farmers and consumers have greeted the return of US beef to supermarket shelves in Seoul....
27 June 2008
View news from Korea, South Protests in South Korea as Inspections Begin
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea will begin inspections of U.S. beef imports, a day after it lifted a ban on the products, prompting street demonstrations by protesters who say the meat isn't safe to eat. ...
19 June 2008
View news from Korea, South President Apologises Over US Beef Deal
SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean president has once again apologised for his decision to lift a ban on US beef imports, after they sparked weeks of mass protests over fears of mad cow disease. "I should have paid attention to what people want," he...
18 June 2008
View news from Korea, South Mislabelled US Beef Sends Shock Waves in Korea
SOUTH KOREA - Recent reports have claimed that a South Korean hypermarket has been caught selling American beef products under an Australian label, leading to further public uproar....
16 June 2008
View news from Korea, South US Shows Positive Face in Light of Korean Problem
SOUTH KOREA - South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said Sunday that the US government has shown a "positive" stance to restrain beef exports to South Korea. ...
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. ...
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