July 27, 2011


Frozen Belgian pork belly now sold in South Korea



Some 20 tonnes of Belgian pork belly went on sale in South Korea from Tuesday (Jul 26).


Since the effectuation of the South Korea-EU free trade agreement, this is the first time pork belly imported from the EU will be sold in South Korea.


With pork belly supply projected to be short by some 500 tonnes in July and August alone in the aftermath of the foot-and-mouth disease, some 130 tonnes of Belgian pork belly will be sold throughout South Korea.


The Belgian pork belly will be priced between KRW850-890 (US$0.81-0.84) per 100 grams, or KRW100 (US$0.10) per 100 grams cheaper than other imported frozen pork belly.

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