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China lifts 4-year ban on US poultry imports

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China lifted the four-year ban on imports of US poultry, a sign of trade-deal progress at a time when agriculture purchases have become a sticking point in negotiations.

China banned US poultry and eggs in January 2015 due to an avian influenza outbreak, and imports plummeted that year to 20 per cent of the $390 million worth in 2014.

The resumption of imports comes as the world’s two largest economies are trying . . .

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