China Hits US Chicken Exports With New Tariffs

Law360, New York (April 28, 2010, 3:41 PM EDT) -- Citing concerns about government subsidies, China said Wednesday it would begin imposing countervailing duties of up to 31.4 percent on some U.S. chicken imports.

In a preliminary ruling, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, or MOFCOM, held that U.S. subsidies for white-feather chickens have caused substantial damage to China's domestic white-feather broiler industry.

The American exporters that responded to the Chinese inquiry will face duties ranging from 3.8 percent to 11.2 percent, while those that did not respond could face the higher rate of 31.4 percent, MOFCOM...
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