Washington, D.C., April 27, 2007 – The American Meat Institute (AMI) today said it hopes that a shipment of U.S. beef that cleared Korean customs is a sign of new cooperation on U.S. beef imports.
“We are pleased to see that
the shipment from Kansas-based Creekstone Farms
has cleared customs and that Korean consumers
can again begin to enjoy U.S. beef,” AMI
President and CEO J. Patrick Boyle said.
“This is a good development in normalizing
our beef trade and we look forward to continued
shipments of U.S. beef arriving in the Korean
The Korean Chief of
the National Veterinary Research and Quarantine
Service, Kang Mun-Il announced today that the
6.4 tons of beef shipped by Creekstone Farms
last week passed the X-ray examinations and the
meat will be released into the market within
the next few days, after the Korean government
processes the customs clearance and the import
duties are paid.
AMI has said that it
will support the Free Trade Agreement with
Korea after U.S. beef trade is normalized.
“U.S. beef is among the safest and
most affordable in the world,” Boyle said.
“We believe we have earned Korea’s trust
and we hope that Korean consumers will soon
have wide access to our products, which offer a
delicious and economical choice in the
AMI Hopes That Shipment of Beef That Cleared Korea is Sign of New Cooperation on U.S. Beef ImportsFriday, April 27, 2007
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