US Lawmakers To Lift Ban On Chinese Poultry

Law360, New York (September 25, 2009, 2:41 PM EDT) -- U.S. lawmakers have agreed to repeal a 2004 ban on Chinese poultry imports, provided more rigorous food-safety standards are met, in a move that could ease heightened trade tensions with China.

Members of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee charged with drafting a 2010 agriculture spending bill decided to resume processed poultry imports from China but inserted additional measures to protect public health, according to Congressional news releases.

Under the agreement, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be able to use appropriated funds in fiscal year 2010...
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