China move to end US poultry ban will boost US exports by $1 billon annually

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Thursday that they welcomed China's decision to lift a nearly five-year ban on poultry imports from the United States, adding this would boost US exports by $1 billion annually.

14 November 2019, at 2:39pm

"China is an important export market for America’s poultry farmers, and we estimate they will now be able to export more than $1 billion worth of poultry and poultry products each year to China," Lighthizer said in a statement in a report by Reuters.

Earlier on Thursday, China's customs authority said it was lifting the ban on US poultry meat and eggs, which started in 2015 after an avian influenza outbreak.