The United States officially confirms that the regulatory system for poultry meat produced in China is equivalent to that in the United States.
Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, November 9-A spokesman for the General Administration of Customs said that on November 8, 2019, the US "Federal Chronicle" announced the final rules for the import of poultry meat from China to the United States, confirming that the regulatory system for poultry meat produced by China is equivalent to that of the United States. After Canada, Mexico, Chile and other countries, China is also listed as qualified to export domestic raw materials cooked poultry meat to the United States. Prior to this, China's home-grown raw materials cooked poultry regulatory system has successfully passed the United States Department of Agriculture document audit and on-site audit.
In May 2004, China formally raised the issue of cooked poultry meat export to the United States, but the United States has always refused to import on the grounds that China's regulatory system is not equivalent to the United States and the existence of bird flu epidemic. In this regard, on the one hand, the Chinese Customs adheres to its position, points out that it is unreasonable for the United States to comply with the relevant (OIE) regulations of the World Organization for Animal Health, and agrees to import cooked poultry meat. On the other hand, the US side submitted to the US side detailed materials on the supervision system of Chinese cooked poultry meat for evaluation by the US side, sought the US side's recognition of our existing system, and received nine visits to China by the US Department of Agriculture for inspection. Guide the export of poultry meat enterprises to improve the quality and safety management system in accordance with the import requirements of the United States. In 2016, the United States confirmed that China's regulatory system for the export of poultry meat is equivalent to that of the United States, allowing China to export poultry meat from approved countries to the United States after processing, but does not allow the export of cooked poultry meat from home-grown raw materials to the United States. This time, the United States confirmed that the regulatory system for China's export of home-grown poultry meat to the United States is equivalent, which will have a positive impact on the export of cooked poultry meat to the United States.