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China Bans Imports of Eggs and Poultry from U.S.

Posted January 17, 2015

Under International Trade Issues

(China Economic Review)

China has banned the import of U.S. eggs and poultry after a strain of H5N8 influenza was discovered last month in wild birds and backyard flocks of chickens and guinea fowl in states along the western coast of the United States, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council. 

The group criticized the decision, saying the bird flu outbreaks in the U.S. thus far have occurred far away from the major U.S. commercial poultry production regions. China's ban comes after more than 20 countries have imposed restrictions on imports of poultry products from certain U.S. states or the entire country. Read more here.