Lift­ing ban on US poul­try

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US ex­ports may get a boost from hopes that South Korea in­tends lift­ing the ban on US poul­try, with China set to fol­low soon af­ter

Since 2015, South Korea has banned poul­try im­ports sev­eral times due to the pres­ence of highly path­o­genic avian in­fluenza, the last of which came re­cently af­ter the US De­part­ment of Agri­cul­ture re­ported an out­break of HPAI at a broiler breed­ing unit in Ten­nessee.

In­di­ca­tions that South Korea is look­ing to lift the ban and re­sume US im­ports came last month when the Asian na­tion dropped all im­port du­ties on 28 000 tonnes of egg prod­ucts from the US un­til the end of the year.

The 11th Au­gust marks the 90th day that the US has been of­fi­cially clear of avian in­fluenza, mean­ing ex­ports can re­sume un­der OIE rules.

While wel­com­ing the re­open­ing of the South Korean mar­ket, first prize for US ex­porters would be again ac­cess­ing the Chi­nese mar­ket as that coun­try has suf­fered from sev­eral ma­jor AI out­breaks and is be­lieved to be in the mid­dle of a poul­try short­age.¡

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