30 Apr '12, 1am

Korea President rejects calls to halt US beef imports - AsiaOne: AsiaOneKorea President rejects calls to halt US...

Korea President rejects calls to halt US beef imports - AsiaOne: AsiaOneKorea President rejects calls to halt US...

By Kim Yoon-mi The Korea Herald/Asia News Network Monday, Apr 30, 2012 The presidential office on Sunday rebuffed increasing calls to halt quarantine inspections on US beef imports after an American dairy cow was found to have mad cow disease last week. "Judging by information that we have it suffices to enhance quarantine inspections," senior presidential secretary for public affairs Choe Guem-nak told reporters. He was responding to growing pressure from both the ruling and opposition parties to suspend the import process. "A halt of quarantine inspections of imported US beef is deemed excessive, based on the international standards and norms," the official said. The government plans to dispatch a team of inspectors to the US on Monday. Any decision will be made depending the result of the survey, he added. Park Geun-hye, the leader of the ruling Saenuri Party, joined th...

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