Sen. Grassley says China ban on Tyson chicken is a Phase One Trade Agreement violation

Earlier this week, China announced a ban on Tyson chicken from an Arkansas plant, which Sen. Chuck Grassley calls a violation of the Phase One Trade Agreement.

An outbreak of COVID-19 among workers spawned the decision from Chinese authorities. As we have previously reported, the country is ramping up inspections on meat and other commodities due to COVID-19 fears. The farm state legislator says that the trade deal has a clause to govern arbitration when violations occur.

Grassley says that the U.S. Trade Representative is likely determining the severity of the situation before making a claim against China.

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