MAFRA pioneers Korean beef exports to Cambodia and disseminates K-Agriculture!
Public Relations Division
Minister Chung Hwang-keun of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs of the Republic of Korea (MAFRA) will visit Cambodia from August 26th (Saturday) to 28th (Monday) to meet with high-level officials, including the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries of Cambodia. During this visit, the Minister aims to solidify cooperation plans in the field of agriculture between the two countries and will host an event to sign the first-ever export contract for Korean beef with local high-ranking officials.
Cambodia is one of the ASEAN countries expected to record high economic growth rates and is considered a promising market for K-Food, with a high level of awareness. Furthermore, with the impact of the Korea-Cambodia Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which was ratified last year, trade between the two countries is expected to expand further. This makes it a crucial time to proactively expand the market and build friendly relations in the agricultural and food sectors. Minister Chung Hwang-keun plans to discuss various ways to diversify cooperation between the two countries, such as promoting K-Agriculture in future growth areas, including smart farms, during his meetings with Minister Dith Tina of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries and Cambodian high-level officials. He also intends to actively participate in activities such as attending the Korean beef export contract signing ceremony, together with local government high-ranking officials and business leaders, to promote the excellence of Hanwoo, or Korean beef. • Countries where Korean beef can be exported: Hong Kong, Macao, Cambodia, Malaysia (fom March 2023).
Minister Chung stated, "As the Minister of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs of Korea, I consider it meaningful to visit Cambodia for the first time," and he added, "I will introduce Korean beef and Korean agriculture to Cambodia, a rapidly growing nation, and establish a forward-looking foundation for cooperation."