Two departments: lifting the restrictions on the Import of American Poultry Meat will help to expand the Source Market of Poultry Meat Import in China
Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, 14 Nov (reporters Han Jie and Liu Hongxia) the General Administration of Customs and the Ministry of Agriculture and villages jointly issued a notice on 14 November announcing that China had lifted previous restrictions on the import of poultry meat from the United States on the basis of the results of risk assessment. The import of poultry meat from the United States that meets the requirements of China's laws and regulations is allowed.
The reporter learned that bird flu outbreaks occurred in some parts of the United States in 2013 and 2014. In order to prevent the introduction of the above outbreaks and protect the production of China's poultry industry, China has banned the import of poultry and related products from the United States.
It is reported that after the outbreak of the epidemic, the US side has actively taken prevention and control measures, and there has been no new epidemic in the United States since March 2017. In August 2017, the United States submitted a report on the end of the epidemic to the World Organization for Animal Health ((OIE)).
At the invitation of the United States, in July 2017, a Chinese expert group went to the United States to conduct a field evaluation of the bird flu epidemic prevention and control system and poultry meat regulatory measures. In May 2018, China and the United States held consultations on this issue. After comprehensive evaluation, we believe that the bird flu epidemic in the United States has been effectively controlled, and the US poultry regulatory system can meet the requirements of our relevant laws and regulations.
Officials from the General Administration of Customs and the Ministry of Agriculture and villages said that the United States has a more developed poultry industry and ranks first in the world in poultry production. After lifting the restrictions on poultry import in the United States, China will further expand the source market of poultry import in China and effectively meet the market demand.