Korean ban on U.S. beef ends
SEOUL, South Korea — The first shipment of U.S. beef in nearly three years arrived in South Korea today after the country lifted an import ban triggered by fears of mad cow disease, the Agriculture Ministry said.
The meat will undergo thorough quarantine inspections and go on sale after about 15 days, Lee said.
South Korea shut its doors to U.S. beef imports in December 2003 after the first reported U.S. case of mad cow disease. The country was the third-largest foreign market for American beef before the ban.