The beef industry in Ireland has already formed ties in South Korea – Bord Bia

Published May 16, 2024

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South Korea has approved Irish beef exports, paving the way for the industry to start exports from seven approved processing plants. This approval is a significant achievement for the Irish beef sector, with South Korea being the highest per-capita meat consumer in Asia. Bord Bia, in collaboration with the Irish beef industry, has already established ties with South Korean importers and customers. A EU-funded campaign to promote Irish beef and lamb in South Korea, Japan, China, and the US is underway, valued at €4.8 million from 2022 to 2024. Ireland can currently export beef to 70 countries, with a focus on expanding to Vietnam and Thailand.
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Bord Bia has said that the Irish beef industry has “already formed ties” with importers and potential costumers in South Korea in advance of the formal approval to export beef to that country which has been confirmed today (Wednesday, May 15). South Korea is now officially open to Irish beef and exports can now commence, following an audit of some Irish processing plants by officials from the Asian country last month. Today, South Korean authorities communicated their approval of those seven plants to export beef there. Commenting on the development, Bord Bia CEO Jim O’Toole told Agriland: “Gaining access to South Korea has been a long-held objective of the Irish beef sector. “Close commercial relationships are very important in this competitive market and Bord Bia and the Irish beef industry have already formed ties with importers and potential customers in South Korea. Bord Bia is currently running an EU co-funded campaign to promote Irish beef and lamb in South Korea, Japan, ...
Source: AgriLand
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