China Imposes Duties on US Chicken Products

CHINA - China is to impose anti-dumping duties on US chicken products.
calendar icon 28 September 2010
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China will levy anti-dumping duties of between 50.3 per cent to 105.4 per cent on imports of US chicken products, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) announced on 26 September 2010.

According to the MOFCOM press release, US chicken industry has dumped broiler products into the Chinese market and caused substantial damage to the domestic industry, the ministry said in an online statement, citing the results of an investigation initiated one year ago.

The anti-dumping measures will be applied to the products for five years.

The move comes after China imposed anti-subsidy duties ranging from four per cent to 30.3 per cent on US chicken products in late August for five years, after it concluded US producers had received improper government subsidies and hurt the domestic industry.

In 2008, US exports of chicken products to China rose 12.34 per cent year on year to 584,300 tonnes. About 305,600 tonnes of US chicken products landed in China in the first half of 2009, up 6.54 per cent year-on-year and representing 89.24 per cent of China's total chicken product imports.

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