Sunday, January 15, 2006

South Korea Needs Their Beef

When the US reported the first case of BSE a couple of years ago most of the countries that import US beef decided to look elsewhere until some changes were made. South Korea was one, but they've now decided to open their doors to some US beef once again. The Chron.com reports:
South Korea agreed early Friday to resume shipments of U.S. beef, which had been prohibited since the December 2003 discovery of mad cow disease in the United States.

But a prohibition will remain on ribs and other bone-in beef, which keeps closed about 45 percent of the potential market. South Korea was worth a total of $815 million to U.S. producers in the year before the ban. The country once was the third-biggest customer of American beef behind Japan and Mexico.

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