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Korea, Chile sign pork protection pact

Nov. 27, 2011 - 16:49 By Korea Herald
Anibal Ariztia (left) and Park Young-ho, heads of the Chilean and Korean animal quarantine services, hold up the agreement they signed in Anyang this month. (Embassy of Chile)
Korean and Chilean pork producers are to benefit from knowledge and technology exchange programs following the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two countries.

Anibal Ariztia, national director of the Chilean Livestock and Agriculture Quarantine and Inspection Service (SAG) updated his organization’s MOU with the Korean Livestock and Agriculture Quarantine and Inspection Services (QIA) while visiting Seoul earlier this month.

The revised pact will boost cooperation on preventing and controlling animal disease and promote good livestock production practices, both areas of concern for Korean farmers following the culling of hundreds of thousands of pigs during last winter’s foot and mouth outbreak here.

The agreement signed at QIA headquarters in Anyang on Nov. 10 furthered a cooperation program to support small and medium-sized Korean pork producers announced by Chilean Minister of Agriculture Jose Antonio Galilea during his visit here in April.