Hope for reopening the Chinese market to U.S. poultry


By Mark Dorenkamp, Brownfield

March 13, 2019


The resumption of U.S. poultry exports to China could be an early signal a trade deal between the two countries is imminent.


Midwest Poultry Federation executive director Steve Olson says China closed its doors to U.S. poultry in 2015 amid the avian influenza outbreak.


“That was frustrating. But we’re encouraged that President Trump has sent a letter to China, asking them to open (their market) back up because it would be easier to do versus some of the other trade issues we have. So that’s promising that it is being discussed.”


Before the 2015 ban, he tells Brownfield China had become the number two market for U.S. poultry...


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