SOUTH KOREA: Decision on Chinese garlic imports due tomorrow
Emergency import restrictions placed on Chinese garlic by the South Korean government may be lifted tomorrow, according to the Trade Commission, of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy . Imposed last June in a bid to protect the domestic garlic industry from cheap imports, the safeguards have prompted a strong backlash from China. The country banned the importation of petrochemical products and mobile phone accessories manufactured in Korea, claiming that it had violated trade relations.
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