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27 September 2007
View news from Korea, South US Beef Imports Surge
SOUTH KOREA - U.S. beef is rapidly eating into the South Korean market. The total volume of U.S. beef imports has increased more than 10 times in the past couple of months and the number of large distributors dealing with the American beef has also neared...
20 September 2007
View news from Korea, South Korean Ministry Testing Beef Tracking System
SOUTH KOREA - Starting next year the country will roll out a high-tech system for tracking beef...
18 September 2007
View news from Korea, South U.S. Probes Korea, Japan Beef Bans
SOUTH KOREA - The U.S. International Trade Commission has begun investigating restrictions on the nation's beef trade by governments such as Japan and Korea as a precaution against mad-cow disease. ...
13 September 2007
View news from Korea, South South Korea Finds Banned Bones in U.S. Beef Shipment For Third Time This Month
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea found banned bones in a U.S. beef shipment for third time this month and plans to send the entire shipment back to the United States, an official said Wednesday. ...
12 September 2007
View news from Korea, South 68 Lawmakers Call for Ban On US Beef Imports
SOUTH KOREA - A group of 68 lawmakers Tuesday submitted to the National Assembly a resolution urging President Roh Moo-hyun and the government to impose a ban on imports of beef from the United States as early as possible. ...
View news from Korea, South Korea Expected to Revise Rules on U.S. Beef Imports
SOUTH KOREA - Korea will ease rules against bone-in beef imported from the United States., but will push to keep the current specified risk material (SRM) and age restrictions on animals butchered for the Korean market, government sources were quoted...
04 September 2007
View news from Korea, South S.Korea Bans US Beef Plant After Bones Found Again
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea will permanently block imports from a U.S. beef plant after finding bones in a second shipment in violation of an export agreement with Washington, the Agriculture Ministry said on Tuesday. ...
27 August 2007
View news from Korea, South US Beef Will Be Back In October
SOUTH KOREA - South Korean consumers can expect to see U.S. beef in the local market again as early as October. Seoul and Washington are nearing completion of negotiations on the resumption of the meat trade, which was recently halted due to the discovery...
View news from Korea, South Seoul Resumes U.S. Beef Inspection
SOUTH KOREA - American beef is expected to hit Korean supermarket shelves soon after Seoul lifted its quarantine sanctions on imported U.S .cattle meat. ...
24 August 2007
View news from Korea, South South Korea To Resume U.S. Beef Checks
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea's Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry said Friday it will restart quarantine inspections of U.S. beef imports suspended since earlier this month. ...
10 August 2007
View news from Korea, South U.S. Calls For S. Korea To Revise Beef Import Guidelines
SOUTH KOREA - The United States has urged South Korea to change its meat quarantine guidelines to permit imports of bone-in beef, the government said Friday. ...
03 August 2007
View news from Korea, South Korea Halts Clearance of U.S. Beef
SOUTH KOREA - The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry on Wednesday suspended quarantine inspections of all U.S. beef imports after again finding banned vertebral bones in a shipment, it said Thursday. ...
02 August 2007
View news from Korea, South South Korea Halts U.S. Beef Imports
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea has effectively suspended U.S. beef imports over mad cow concerns after a recent shipment was found to have contained banned parts, a news report said Thursday. ...
View news from Korea, South U.S. Admits To Shipping Unauthorized Beef Parts To South Korea
SOUTH KOREA - The United States acknowledged Wednesday that it shipped animal parts to South Korea that are currently banned due to a mad cow disease scare. ...
30 July 2007
View news from Korea, South Discount Store Suspends U.S. Beef After Discovery Of Bone Chips
SOUTH KOREA - A Seoul discount store suspended sales of U.S. beef Sunday after a consumer complained that bone chips were found in the package he bought a day earlier, a store spokesman said. ...
26 July 2007
View news from Korea, South South Korea Panel Delays U.S. Beef Import Decision
SOUTH KOREA - A South Korean animal quarantine committee on Wednesday held off on a decision about whether to resume some U.S. beef imports, a move which could add to tensions in a simmering trade dispute with Washington. ...
25 July 2007
View news from Korea, South Shoppers Choosing U.S. Beef Over Korean Pork
US - U.S. beef has been eating into Korea's pork market. Lotte Mart, which was the first to resume selling U.S. beef in Korea, released statistics on meat sales on Tuesday. ...
24 July 2007
View news from Korea, South S. Korea Expected To Decide On Lifting U.S. Bone-In Beef Ban In July
SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean government is expected to decide whether or not to lift a ban on U.S. bone-in beef this month, an official said Tuesday. ...
18 July 2007
View news from Korea, South US Beef On Full-Scale Sale In South Korea Next Month
SOUTH KOREA - Almost all major South Korean retail chains are set to begin selling US beef next month despite protests by activists, a report said on Tuesday. ...
16 July 2007
View news from Korea, South US beef imports surge, as talks move forward on lifting bone-in meat ban
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea has imported 1,497 tons of U.S. beef since late April, as Seoul-Washington talks to lift the current ban on bone-in meat moves forward, the government said Monday. ...
10 July 2007
View news from Korea, South Meat Prices Fall on U.S. Beef Prospects
SOUTH KOREA - The prices of beef, pork and chicken are all falling in the aftermath of the Korea-U.S. free trade agreement. U.S. beef imports are still minimal but just the expectation of a full fledged import onslaught is weighing heavily on domestic...
09 July 2007
View news from Korea, South S. Korea expected to hold new U.S. beef import talks in August
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea may kick off new talks aimed at possible easing of current U.S. beef import standards next month, a government official said Monday. ...
04 July 2007
View news from Korea, South `Full Beef Imports Prerequisite for FTA Approval by Congress’
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea’s senior trade official said Tuesday that it would not be easy for the U.S. Congress to endorse the South Korea-U.S. free trade agreement (FTA), often dubbed as the ``KORUS FTA,’’ without a full resumption of beef imports...
28 June 2007
View news from Korea, South SKorea To Conduct On-Site Inspections Of U.S. Beef Industry
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea said Thursday it will conduct on-site inspections of beef industry facilities in the United States this weekend ahead of talks about further easing Seoul's restrictions on imports of American beef. ...
19 June 2007
View news from Korea, South Another US Beef Shipment Mistakenly Exported To SKorea
SOUTH KOREA - Another shipment of U.S. beef was mistakenly exported to South Korea, an official said Tuesday, less than two weeks after Seoul lifted a brief ban on American beef imposed after two similar cases. ...
View news from Korea, South South Korea Bans More Beef From Tyson Plants
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea halted beef imports from two more plants owned by Tyson Foods Inc. after finding they wrongly shipped meat produced for U.S. sale only, the Agriculture Ministry said on Tuesday....
12 June 2007
View news from Korea, South S. Korean Housewives Launch Watchdog To Check Safety Of American Beef
SOUTH KOREA - South Korean housewives launched a nationwide monitoring team on Tuesday to check the safety of American beef, which is expected to go on sale again soon after a three-year import ban because of fears about mad cow disease. ...
07 June 2007
View news from Korea, South Quarantine Officials Says Complete U.S. Beef Ban Possible
SOUTH KOREA - A Korean quarantine official said on Wednesday Seoul may suspend all American beef imports following last month's discovery of ribs in U.S. beef shipments to the country. ...
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