This news has been trumpeted all over the agricultural sites. South Korea will accept US Beef again and its great. I'm going to throw a little cold water on this news though. I don't beleive it will happen. Check this out.
South Korea on Friday agreed to open up to U.S. beef imports after Washington pledged to raise safety standards, boosting prospects for a sweeping trade deal ahead of a summit between leaders of the allies later in the day.
Beef from cattle older than 30 months can come in once U.S. safety standards are improved.
The US has to improve "safety standards" for this to happen. What "safety standards" aren't up to par for South Korea? What a way for South Korea to weasel out of this agreement. They still don't have to let any beef in until these nebulous "safety standards" are met.
US beef producers need to get their heads out of their asses and see this for what it really is. A political move that won't help the beef markets at all. Just a way of advancing the US/South Korea free trade agreement.