NEW YORK - Singapore and South Korea plan to lift their bans on American beef, and Thailand also was negotiating to reopen its markets to U.S. imports, officials said last week.
tes in December 2003. At that time, South Korea was the third-largest market for U.S. beef and beef variety meat exports, totaling 246,958 metric tons valued at $815.8 million. U.S. beef accounted for about 5% of Singapore's beef imports prior to the ban, officials said.
For both countries, the agreeme