February 26, 2020 – The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that China has begun to implement numerous actions to facilitate progress toward meeting its Phase One purchase commitments.
The actions include:
- Signing a protocol to allow the importation of U.S. fresh chipping potatoes;
- Lifting the ban on imports of U.S. poultry and poultry products, including pet food containing poultry products;
- Lifting restrictions on imports of U.S. pet food containing ruminant material;
- Updating lists of facilities approved for exporting animal protein, pet food, dairy, infant formula, and tallow for industry use to China;
- Updating the lists of products that can be exported to China as feed additives;
- Updating an approved list of S. seafood species that can be exported to China;
- Announcing tariff exclusions for imports of U.S. agricultural products subject to retaliatory tariffs; and
- Announcing a reduction in retaliatory tariff rates on certain U.S. agricultural goods.
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