(Yicai Global) Feb. 15 -- China is imposing anti-dumping duty on chicken products imported from Brazil, its largest source of the poultry meat, for the next five years.
Chinese customs will collect between 17.8 and 32.4 percent on the goods starting Feb. 17 after the Ministry of Commerce ruled that the imports were damaging the domestic industry, the ministry said online. Some exporters have successfully filed for exceptions and will be exempt from the duty so long as they meet a minimum price.
Brazil is the world's largest chicken exporter and supplied 85 percent of Chinese imports in 2016 and 2017.
The ministry began investigating complaints in August 2017 and ruled preliminarily in June 2018 that Brazilian poultry was too cheap and imposed temporary tariffs of between 18.8 percent and 38.4 percent. Live chickens, products packaged or preserved in cans, chicken sausages and cooked meat are not included in the scope of the duty.
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