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China Imposes Tariffs On U.S. Poultry


September 28, 2010
By Jim Knisley


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September 28, 2010 – China announced Sept. 26 that it is imposing steep tariffs on poultry imports from the United States.

September 28, 2010 – China announced Sept. 26 that it is imposing steep tariffs on poultry imports from the United States.
China’s commerce ministry announced on its Web site that it would apply import tariffs on American poultry of up to 105.4 percent. It said the tariffs reflected the result of its antidumping investigation, which looked at whether the United States was harming China’s poultry industry by exporting chicken parts for less than it cost to produce them.
Poultry is one of the few categories in which the United States runs a trade surplus with China.
China is an important market for American poultry, particularly for portions like chicken feet, which are a delicacy in China. China is also seen by the U.S. poultry industry as a growing market.
The United States exported about $4 billion worth of chicken products last year with $678.2 million of that bought by China.

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