September 27, 2009

China eyes U.S. chicken import complaints

Chicken products imported into China from the United States are being scrutinized for possible trade violations, Chinese officials say.

Beijing's Ministry of Commerce said Sunday that it is probing the possibility of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy issues with the imports, the state-run news agency Xinhua reported.

Complaints from domestic Chinese chicken producers are being carefully reviewed, ministry officials said.

The United States accounts for 90 percent of China's chicken imports. China imported a total of 407,000 tons of chicken in the first half this year, Xinhua reported.