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US Poultry Push: US Seeks End To China Import Ban: Sources

Published on May 29 2018 11:10 AM in Fresh Produce tagged: Trending Posts / China / US / poultry / Paywall

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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