SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea is poised to make its first overseas export of halal-certified Korean beef, known as “hanwoo.”
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said Sunday it recently organized an event in Kuala Lumpur to celebrate the inaugural contract between a domestic exporter and a Malaysian importer.
To boost hanwoo shipments, the ministry has been engaged in quarantine negotiations with Malaysia since October 2016.
The Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) in March granted exclusive halal certification to a domestic slaughterhouse.
The ministry anticipates that this contract will increase Korean beef shipments by 1,875 tons over the next three years.
In particular, this contract has raised hopes for the possibility of exporting hanwoo to other countries that require halal certification.
The ministry intends to leverage this contract as an opportunity to enhance the management of Korean beef, covering transportation, storage, and distribution processes.
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