government says it will impose import duties on US chicken products it says are
being unfairly dumped on the Chinese market.
Monday, duties of up to 105.4% will be imposed on US chicken imports for the
next five years, the China’s ministry of commerce said in statement.
an investigation had concluded that US imports were hurting the domestic
is the latest in a growing trade dispute between China and the US.
Friday a US Congress committee approved a bill allowing tariffs to be imposed
on imports from currency manipulating countries.
is aimed at China, which is accused of keeping the yuan artificially low to
help its exporters.
statement the ministry of commerce defended its decision to impose the latest
tariffs, saying there was a “causal relationship” between the
“US dumping of broiler products and the losses suffered by domestic
tariffs are likely to have a significant impact on US chicken exporters, who
rely on sales of chicken feet and wings to China.
companies will pay lower tariffs because they co-operated with China’s
investigation into the industry, the commerce department said.
include Tyson Foods, Keystone Foods and Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation.
these tariffs will still be higher than the preliminary tariff of 43.1%
announced by the Chinese government in February.