China Imposes More Tariffs on U.S. Chickens

April 29, 2010 Updated: April 29, 2010

In a growing trade dispute with the United States, China on Wednesday imposed more duties on U.S. chicken imports into the country, the second time in three months the country has levied taxes on American chicken products.

The new duties raise total taxes on China-bound chickens to 31.4 percent, which could vary slightly by producer.

The Chinese Commerce Ministry said that the tariffs apply to whole chickens and parts, but not live or already-cooked chickens. Some analysts say that the new tariffs are retaliation for the United States imposing tariffs three months ago on Chinese made tires.