U.S. asks China to drop ban on poultry imports triggered by bird flu

April 27, 2015 6:06 PM

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U.S. asks China to drop ban on poultry imports triggered by bird flu

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Monday asked China to drop a ban on imports of U.S. poultry imposed because of an outbreak of bird flu in chickens and turkeys.

The United States wants China to limit trade only from states or regions that have had cases of the flu, which is deadly to poultry, Vilsack told reporters.

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