Irish beef enters the South Korean market in earnest

Published Jun 12, 2024

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Irish beef has been approved for entry into the Korean market, despite opposition from local farmers. The approval, which came six months after the 'Sanitary Conditions for Importing Beef from France and Ireland' law was passed, is seen as a significant opportunity for Irish beef export companies to expand into the Korean market. The Irish government has expressed gratitude to Korean officials, the European Commission, and the Bodbia Island Food Authority for their role in the process. The Bodbia Ireland Food Authority and the Irish beef industry have already established relationships with Korean importers and potential customers. However, the National Korean Beef Association has raised concerns about the potential decline in domestic beef self-sufficiency and poor farm management due to increased imports.
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Charlie McConalogue (T.D.), Irish Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Martin Heydon (T.D.), Minister of State for New Market Development, officially announced the entry of Irish beef into the Korean market through a recent press release. It has been about six months since the ‘Sanitary Conditions for Importing Beef from France and Ireland’ was passed through the National Assembly on December 20 last year, despite opposition from domestic Korean beef farmers. In a press release, Irish Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Charlie McConalogue said, “We are pleased to announce that we are entering the Korean beef market, which has a very strong bilateral trade relationship with Ireland,” adding, “Korea has been designated as a priority market for Irish beef exports. Going forward, we have opened the door to tremendous possibilities and opportunities for Irish agri-food, especially beef export companies, to expand their presence in the high-quality Korean market ...
Source: Agrinet
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