US and Chinese trade agreements and their implementation are going to the World Trade Organization because the US believes China is unfairly using tactics to keep US poultry out of China.
“Let me be clear: the US does not arbitrarily seek disagreements with China,” said Ron Kirk, US trade representative, as he unveiled the grounds for the US action. “But we won’t negotiate indefinitely, because US farmers, ranchers, small business owners and workers can’t afford to wait when their exports are being blocked and American jobs are at stake.”
U.S. Meat Export Federation President Phil Seng just
returned from an extended stay in Japan and discusses the areas
impacted by the recent natural disasters and the resulting impact on
Japan's consumers and imports of U.S. agricultural products.
Russia recently shut down imports of U.S. poultry products due to Chlorine residues that exceeds their regulatory guidelines. We talked with representatives from the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council about the issue and what it will take to reach resolution.