EU ends 6-year ban on Chinese poultry imports
The European Union has lifted a six-year import ban on
Chinese poultry effective immediately, according to foreign media
Nine Chinese poultry companies, all located in the country's eastern
Shandong Province, have been approved to export heat-treated poultry meat
products to the EU. According to the Shandong provincial department of foreign
trade, total poultry exports from China to the EU could reach 100,000 tons, or
$1 billion in sales.
The EU banned imports of Chinese poultry in 2004,
following an outbreak of bird flu. Authorities have inspected poultry companies
in Shandong Province for bird flu prevention, drug residue and sanitation during
The EU continues to uphold an 11-year ban on imports of
US poultry, despite reports earlier this year that it could be lifted.Click here to
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