Food Engineering

US wins trade enforcement case against China over broiler chickens

The US argued successfully that higher duties on chicken "broiler products" were unjustified.

August 2, 2013

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United States Trade Representative Michael Froman, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the World Trade Organization found in favor of the US in a case over China's imposition of higher duties on US poultry "broiler products". Higher fees resulted in an 80 percent drop in exports. A WTO dispute settlement panel found China violated numerous WTO obligations including imposing anti-dumping (AD) duties and countervailing duties (CVD) on chicken imports from the US. Read a copy of the panel's report here.