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China Opens to Chicken On 31 October, we reported that its was expected that broilers would be included in any U.S. China trade deal, and although that deal remains elusive, China announced today that it would open its market up to U.S. poultry. The access is effective immediately.  As we reported previously, U.S. poultry has been banned from the market since 2015 in response to the avian influenza (AI) outbreak in the U.S. This included broilers, even though AI only hit turkeys and layers. Prior to that, antidumping duties were applied in 2010 (which were successfully challenged in the WTO, but that case was not ruled on until 2018).  In 2008 and 2009, broiler exports were at more than $700 million (and about $71 million for t...

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