US wants more S.Korea beef steps before trade deal


WASHINGTON, April 27 (Reuters) - A shipment of U.S. beef has been accepted by South Korea, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Friday, but it challenged Seoul to take more steps if it wants to see a coveted trade agreement approved by Congress. "The (free trade agreement) with Korea will not be ratified until Korea opens its market in accordance with international standards," said USDA spokesman Keith Williams. " "South Korea must take some additional steps to ensure that its beef ...

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