Essays on Resumption of the US Beef Exports to South Korea Case Study

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The paper "Resumption of the US Beef Exports to South Korea" is a perfect example of a marketing case study. In the contemporary globalized world scenario that is literally run by the professional collection and dissemination of information, the impact of media and news reports on international relations and current standards of historiography is often grossly underestimated. Media does have an important role to play in the national and international issues pertaining to the domain in which it operates (University of Washington, 2007). The advent of online publications has further augmented the potential interference of news reports on the direction in which the cardinal issues pertaining to a state or many states may deviate.

This modern phenomenon raises the doubts about whether the media houses are as unbiased and impartial in their approach as they are expected to be in the textbooks? Should or can the 21st-century  historians rely on the credibility of coverage by the old and new media? Resumption of U. S. beef exports to South Korea Till 2003 South Korea happened to be the largest export market for the U. S.

beef that stood at almost $790 million. Almost 75% of the South Korean beef requirements were met by the exports from the U. S. However the import of beef from the U. S. was discontinued by the South Korean government after the detection of a case of mad cow disease in Washington. This ban came at a time when the American Congress was in the process of granting ratification to a Free Trade Agreement between the U. S. and South Korea. Considering the massive losses incurred by the American meat exporters, the U. S.

Congress imposed many hurdles in the process of ratifying the impending Free Trade Agreement between these two nations. After an exhaustive session of talks between the trade and agriculture department of the two countries, the South Korean president agreed to a qualified resumption of the beef imports from the U. S. Of course this Korean gesture is expected to have a salubrious impact on the trade relations between the two countries.

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