Yonhap News AgencyNovember 12, 2013 16:31
By Lee Chi-dong
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (Yonhap) -- South Korea is preparing for a possible request by the U.S. government to open its beef market wider, an official said Tuesday in response to Washington's move to remove its own restrictions on beef imports, mainly from Europe.
"We are closely monitoring relevant situations, while scrutinizing the U.S. measure this time," the official at the South Korean Embassy in Washington said.
South Korea imports U.S. beef produced from cattle only under 30 months of age due to an earlier scare over mad cow disease.