US, China may resume chicken trade

18 January 2019, at 12:00am

USA (Reuters) - Tensions may be subsiding between China and the US as indicated by a recent report suggesting that poultry trade may resume between the two nations

Trade officials from the United States and China are in discussions to reopen China's market to U.S. chicken exports, the Wall Street Journal reported on 17 January, citing people familiar with the discussions.

The US Department of Agriculture recently told the US meat industry that chicken products are being discussed as part of the broader trade negotiations with China to resolve the trade tensions between the two countries, the Journal reported.

Earlier on Thursday, the newspaper reported that US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin discussed lifting some or all of the tariffs imposed on Chinese imports and suggested offering a tariff rollback during trade discussions scheduled for 30 January 2019.

The United States and China have been engaged in a bitter trade dispute for months on issues such as tariffs, industrial subsidies, intellectual property and cyber security.

Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru Editing by Leslie Adler

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