No US Chicken Import, Says China

CHINA - China denies reports of a ban on chicken imports from the US.
calendar icon 3 July 2009
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Vice minister of Commerce Chen Jian said in Beijing on 2 July that China has no limit on imported chicken from the United States, and the report of such policy is untrue.

Official sources say Wall Street Journal quoted James H. Sumner, president the USA Poultry and Egg Exporting Council, who heard from unnamed importers in China that China would stop issuing import permits on the product from 1 July.

Vice minister Chen made the remarks at a press conference on international investment and trade here in Beijing.

The import of chicken is regulated by an automatic approval system that has no specific limit on quantity, and companies could decide to import chicken according to their need, Mr Chen said.

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