January 2, 2009


South Korea and Japan lifts ban on Chilean pork


The Chilean Agriculture Ministry said on Tuesday (Dec 30) that South Korea and Japan have lifted their import ban on Chilean pork.


Chilean Agriculture Minister Marigen Hornkohl said the lifting of the ban would reinforce efforts to ensure Chilean exports are of high standards.


Hornkohl said Japan and South Korea have recognised the safety guarantee that Chile gives to its products and the importance of the coordinated work between the public and private sector.


Japan and South Korea suspended imports of Chilean pork in July 2008 after high levels of dioxin were detected in a shipment to South Korea.


Pork is a growing industry in Chile with Japan being a major importer.

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