This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.

Public ID: PID-GXM5X9

Large test samples of saffron and cured ham affect UK exports to South Korea

in South Korea

Trade barrier summary

South Korea demands high-volume samples of imported saffron and cured ham for customs inspections. These requirements exceed the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) standards and place high costs onto the supplier.

The quantities are as follows:
- 600g of saffron imported as processed food
- 800g or 6 units of cured ham for bacteriological examination

Sectors affected

  • Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets



Date reported

11 October 2019

Last updated

17 December 2020

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