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South Korean beef ban lifted

Cattle producers across Canada celebrated the news that South Korea had lifted its eight-year ban on Canadian beef aged 30 months or younger Jan. 20. South Korea will begin accepting Canadian beef imports immediately. The South Korean government published its approval of the import health requirements (IHRs) and notified the Canadian government that all certification

South Korea May Lift Duties

The South Korean government aims to expand tariff-free food imports to chilled pork and chicken meat and is considering extending duty-free imports of frozen pork to the year-end, a senior Finance Ministry official said. “Policy efforts need to be continued to stabilize prices,” Vice-Finance Minister Yim Jong-yong said at the start of a weekly anti-inflation


South Korea Imports More Pork

South Korea plans to expand tariff-free pork imports to ease a supply shortage caused by outbreaks of foot-andmouth disease and to ease inflation, Vice Finance Minister Yim Jong-yong said on Friday. The South Korean government in late January said it might raise a quota for tariff-free pork imports from 60,000 tonnes as pork prices spiked