USDA published rule to allow China to export cooked chicken
China before is only eligible to export poultry to the US that have been processed from birds slaughtered in US sites or slaughter facilities in other US eligible countries. In 2014 FSIS certified four Chinese facilities to export processed poultry products to the US but only if they used raw chicken from the US, Canada or Chile.
China will not be allowed to export raw poultry to the US, because USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has classified it as a region affected with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza.The USA and China recently reached a trade deal that China lift his ban for imports of US beef.
Mike Brown, National Chicken Council president, said it supports free and fair trade. Brown said because of the country’s comparative advantage it is difficult for other countries to compete as the US imports very little poultry products.
US chicken has been blocked by China since January 2015, when the country issued a blanket ban over issues related to avian influenza. Poultry exports to China peaked in 2008 with an export value of $722 mill.