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Hong Kong will no longer be able to dine on South Korean chicken, following the trade suspension

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Hong Kong suspends poultry imports from Korea

By Aidan Fortune

The Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has announced that it has suspended imports of poultry meat and products from the Jeollabuk-do Province, Gyeongsangnam-do Province and Daegu Metropolitan City...

It's unclear if the outbreak of AI will result in poultry trade bans for South Korea

South Korea hit with bird flu outbreak

By Oscar Rousseau

Just one month after securing its bird flu-free status, South Korea’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has confirmed bird flu has been detected near the country’s capital, Seoul. 

South Korea will import beef and veal from Canada, after an 11-month hiatus

Canadian beef exports resume in South Korea

By Oscar Rousseau

South Korea has lifted its ban on Canadian beef after fears of a bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) case, which led to a temporary embargo on cattle produce, subsided.

South Korea has adopted the United Arab Emirates' halal certification standards

South Korea adopts UAE halal certification

By Chloe Ryan

South Korea is hoping to establish a strong export trade in meat with the United Arab Emirates, and has announced it will adopt the Emirate’s halal certification system to help ease the process. 

US beef exports to South Korea remained strong in May

US red meat exporters enjoy boost from Korea

By Rod Addy

Korea offers hope to US beef and pork exporters after international trade lost momentum in May, falling below levels for last year in both volume and value.

Gerry Ritz met with Vietnam's deputy minister of agriculture and rural development Vu Van Tam

Canadian beef on show in Vietnam

By Georgi Gyton

Canadian agriculture minister Gerry Ritz recently concluded a trade mission to Vietnam, where he was promoting the country’s beef.

A total of 457 cases were found in two separate outbreaks

Further FMD cases in South Korea

By Oli Haenlein

Two new outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease in pigs have been reported in South Korea by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

Foot and Mouth concern for struggling South Korea

FMD outbreak on South Korean pig farm

By Ed Bedington

Foot-and-mouth disease has been confirmed in South Korea, the first such outbreak in more than three years, it was reported.

Pork exports reach highest peak since October 2012

Beef and pork exports perform well for US

By Georgi Gyton

Double-digit increases in exports to Mexico, China and South Korea helped push up export figures for US pork and beef in March. However, exports of lamb dropped 41% in volume, to 740 metric tons (mt).