Seoul Works to Liberalize Chinese Rice Market

Korea could soon be exporting more rice to China. The agriculture ministry said Sunday it will be "willing" to increase rice exports to China once it settles tariffs for rice imports to Korea.

The ministry said it is still working to set tariffs amid larger efforts to solidify its position on liberalizing the market. China currently allows only some imports of Korean rice, citing concerns about pests and disease.

Korea was allowed to delay the opening of its rice market under an agreement with the World Trade Organization that is set to expire at the end of the year.

Arirang News / Jul. 07, 2014 11:15 KST