After the outbreak of avian influenza in areas of the south last year, South Korea imposed a ban on imports of all U.S. poultry.
Now that the U.S. is avian influenza free, Korea has lifted their ban.
Chief Veterinarian for the USDA Dr. Jack Shere said they are working with South Korea to alter the Southeast Asian country’s policy.
“We’ll continue to negotiate with them to regionalize every time we have one of these virus outbreaks.”
Korea has agreed to begin importing U.S. eggs and egg product duty free temporarily to relieve an egg shortage after their own battle with avian influenza last year.