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Wednesday, January 31, 2024
South Korean pork board urges for more government support as pork prices dip
The South Korean government should expand support for the country's pig farms as falling pork prices and rising production costs are weighing down on farmers amid a downturn, the Korea Pork Board (KPB) said in late January.
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
USMEF tours South Korea and Japan to highlight US beef and pork
The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) recently embarked on a tour of South Korea and Japan to promote US meat exports.
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
South Korea to lower tariffs on major agricultural imports such as pork
South Korea's finance ministry announced that it has decided to apply tariff-rate quotas on eight major food imports, such as pork and mackerel in an effort to ease the burden on households amidst increasing consumer prices, The Korea Heral ...
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
South Korea resumes German pork imports following two-year suspension due to ASF
South Korea has decided to lift its ban on German pork imports, allowing them to resume after a suspension of over two years caused by the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Germany, Channel News Asia reported.
Tuesday, December 27, 2022
UK now permitted to export some pork products to South Korea
The UK government has secured the removal of rules banning the export of certain pork products to South Korea.
Thursday, September 8, 2022
EU nations can now export pork and poultry to South Korea
Following discussions between the European Commission and South Korea, EU countries can export pork and poultry to South Korea more easily, as the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs of the Republic of Korea (MAFRA) has decided ...
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
South Korea adds beef, chicken, and pork belly to tariff-free import items
South Korea's Ministry of Economy and Finance announced 27 industry and food items will be added to tariff-free import items, including beef, chicken, and pork belly, as the country aims to counter rising inflation, the Indo-Asian News Serv ...
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
South Korea expected to implement zero duty tariff quota on pork imports
South Korea is the latest country to suspend or reduce import tariffs in an effort to curb food price inflation.
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
South Korean pork imports return to pre-pandemic levels
In Q1 2022, total pork (including offal) imports in South Korea increased by 41% year-on-year to 152,000 tonnes, returning to pre-pandemic levels, the UK Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board reported.
Monday, October 18, 2021
South Korea ends suspension of importing pork from Belgium
South Korea has opened its doors to pork from Belgium following a three-year suspension.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
University researchers claim to create South Korea's first cultured pork prototype
Researchers at South Korea's Sejong University said they have created the country's first cultured pork prototype.
Saturday, August 15, 2020
South Korea to produce more local black-colored pigs as demand for premium pork rises
Due to rising demand for premium pork products in South Korea, concerned authorities said it is speeding up the production of the local "heukdon" breed of pigs for distribution to local farms. This breed is a type of black-colored ...
Monday, November 4, 2019
Farmers in South Korea call for more efforts to normalise pork prices
November 4, 2019 Farmers in South Korea call for more efforts to normalise pork prices South Korean farmers are urging local authorities to make efforts to normalise pork prices in the face of the African swine fever outbreak, industry watc ...
Monday, August 6, 2018
Japan pork imports rebound in Q2; S. Korea up 15% in H1
Japanese pork imports have returned to modest growth in the second quarter, reaching 237,300 tonnes, up 2% year-on-year, in contrast to a 2% fall in the first quarter (220,100 tonnes). This means volumes for January-June overall were on par ...
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
US, EU vie for dominance in South Korea pork market
The US is closing in on the EU for supremacy in the South Korean pork market, as the former shipped 50,400 tonnes of pig meat in the first quarter, an increase of over 30% over year-earlier levels.

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