EU countries can export pork and poultry meat to the Republic of Korea more easily as of yesterday. The Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Korea has, as a result of a high-level compromise with the European Commission, removed the long-standing trade barrier to exports of pork and poultry products from the EU.
The Republic of Korea now recognises the EU’s strict regionalisation measures to control outbreaks of African Swine Fever and Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. This decision could unlock billions of euros worth of trade growth in the coming years, according to a statement from the European Commission’s Representation in Spain.
The Seoul Government’s decision benefits the eleven EU countries that have been authorised to export poultry and poultry products to the Republic of Korea -Germany, Poland, Hungary, Belgium, France, Finland, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark and Lithuania- and the fourteen member states that have been authorised to export pigmeat and pork products -Germany, Poland, Hungary, Belgium, France, Finland, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Slovakia, Austria, Ireland and Portugal-.