South Korea lifts ban on Thai frozen chicken


South Korea has agreed to lift its 12-year ban on frozen chicken imports from Thailand, after South Korea’s Quarantine Inspection Agency (QIA) visited and inspected 12 Thai chicken plants in September this year. “This is good news because we can expand our export markets. And the volume of chicken exports will increase,” Kukrit Arepagorn, Manager of the Thai Broiler Processing Exporters Association told Asian Agribiz.

Mr Kukrit said Thai chicken plants will export around 10,000 tonnes of frozen chicken to South Korea in 2017 and the volume will increase to 30,000-40,000 tonnes in the next 2-3 years. In total, Mr Kukrit said Thailand will export around 715,000-720,000 tonnes of chicken meat this year.


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