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South Korea: U.S. Dairy Suppliers Encouraged to Verify Plant Information is Correct


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In follow up to the News Release of March 22, 2016, the revised grandfathered South Korea plant list is now available on the USDEC website. All notified changes to the existing list of dairy plants have been incorporated. Exporters are asked to review the list and submit any changes or corrections via email korealist@usdec.org by close of business Tuesday, April 12

USDEC will contact companies that requested additions to this plant list directly to confirm whether the plant is eligible to be added to the grandfathered list.

As a reminder, South Korea established February 4, 2016 as the cutoff date for the creation of the grandfathered livestock plant list, so any plants that shipped dairy products that were imported into South Korea after this date or have not shipped to South Korea will be instructed on how to register with the U.S. government to be added to the livestock plant list at a later date. Instructions on new plant registration will be provided to exporters as soon as they are available. 

Any processed dairy products may be imported under Korea’s Food Code, so exporters making products other than basic dairy products are encouraged to contact their importers to confirm whether their facilities should be registered as livestock plants, food plants or registered as both livestock plants and food plants. Instructions on the registration of food facilities is available upon request.

Please contact Matt McKnight or Sandra Benson of the U.S. Dairy Export Council if you have any questions. All questions may be addressed to korealist@usdec.org.



The U.S. Dairy Export Council is a non-profit, independent membership organization that represents the global trade interests of U.S. dairy producers, proprietary processors and cooperatives, ingredient suppliers and export traders. Its mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and assist the U.S. industry to increase its global dairy ingredient sales and exports of U.S. dairy products. USDEC accomplishes this through programs in market development that build global demand for U.S. dairy products, resolve market access barriers and advance industry trade policy goals. USDEC is supported by staff across the United States and overseas in Mexico, South America, Asia, Middle East and Europe. The U.S. Dairy Export Council prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, disability, national origin, race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, political beliefs, marital status, military status, and arrest or conviction record. www.usdec.org.