China Lifts Bird Flu Ban of Poultry Imports From Minnesota

China lifted a ban on poultry imports from Minnesota imposed after an outbreak of avian flu, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said on its website today.

Poultry imports from Minnesota were banned in July 2011, according to the agency’s announcement from that time.

China’s Ministry of Commerce had separately in August 2010 imposed five-year punitive tariffs on U.S. broiler chicken and related products because the industry received what it determined to be subsidized soybeans and corn.

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