US Poultry Push: US Seeks End To China Import Ban: Sources
The United States is pushing China to drop a ban on US poultry imports as part of trade talks, according to three sources briefed on the matter, eyeing a potential $600 million market for chicken feet and other parts.
Along with better access for genetically modified crops, the issue will be a top priority as US Under Secretary of Agriculture Ted McKinney heads to Beijing this week as part of a US trade delegation, the sources said.
End To Ban
China already imports about $1 billion of poultry a year from other countries and accounts for most of the world trade in chicken feet, a specialty dish in many regions and a popular snack throughout the country.
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