Sutton Welcomes South Korean Meat Move
Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today
that South Korea's decision to abandon a proposal
requiring its restaurants to label beef as either domestic
or imported was a good one.
"I congratulate the Korean
authorities for making this decision and am grateful to
them for taking account of New Zealand's views in this
South Korea responded formally late last week to a
submission made by New Zealand in June, advising that it no
longer intended to follow through with new regulations
which could have disadvantaged our beef in the Korean
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