10 Mar 2020

USA You can export all your poultry products to China

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China approved the importation of all poultry products from the USA. , as indicated by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs on its website, this Monday, February 17, 2020.

China announced that it has lifted import restrictions on poultry and related products from the United States, according to a statement jointly published by the General Customs Administration and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People’s Republic of China.

In the Ministry’s publication, it is indicated that this decision was taken after the risk assessment , the declaration, which came into effect immediately, eliminated a series of restrictions imposed by the currently-extinguished General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine and the Ministry of Agriculture in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Since 2015, Beijing had banned all trade in poultry products from the United States, due to outbreaks of avian influenza in this country.

China approved imports of poultry meat products in November 2019 as a concession to the US. before finalizing a limited commercial agreement.

The new announcement, as reported in Channel News Asia , would also allow the importation of live birds, said Li Jinghui of the Chinese Poultry Association, benefiting companies such as Aviagen and Cobb-Vantress , both based in the United States and among companies of the world’s largest avian genetics.
  • Avian genetics companies have limited themselves to selling their breeding birds to China from production locations in other countries.
  • The United States is the main producer of breeding birds.
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China is the second largest poultry producer in the world and has been increasing production to cover the great shortage of meat after the African swine fever epidemic decimated its herd of pigs. However, in recent weeks , Al Jazeera publishes, prices have plummeted due to the measures taken by Beijing to deal with the outbreak of coronavirus that has killed more than 1,700 people. Restrictions on the transfer of livestock production and prolonged vacations in many areas have crippled the supply chain , leaving poultry producers trapped with large stocks of birds and eggs and reducing demand as restaurants and food services remain closed.

On the other hand, containers with frozen chicken legs from the US They have also been caught by logistical obstruction, and many have been diverted from China, following the lack of capacity to store additional cargo.



 

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