Korean butchers will soon be able to sell both domestic and foreign beef in line with World Trade Organisation (WTO) recommendations, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. Because of Korean laws that prohibit the sale of domestic and foreign beef side by side, butchers have had to choose beef of only one origin for over a decade. The majority decided to sell Korean meat and now there are around 45,000 such butchers in the country. Only about 5,000 foreign meat butchers exist.