AFBF weighs in on China poultry dispute

Zippy Duvall
Now Media Group

United States Trade Representative Michael Froman this week that he would bring a challenge in the World Trade Organization against Chinese tariffs that unfairly tax U.S. poultry exports. We are enthusiastic supporters of Ambassador Froman's action.

We agree that China is misusing anti-dumping rules; and China's actions keep U.S. poultry from being sold to Chinese consumers at a price that reflects a fair profit for American farmers and real value for its own citizens.

Trade enforcement is an essential part of an effective trade policy. The American Farm Bureau supports trade that brings fair prices to farmers and good nutrition to a rapidly-growing population around the world. We applaud USTR for pursuing this action.

Duvall is President of the American Farm Bureau Federation