Delaware Lawmakers Hail WTO Decision on Broilers

Aug 6, 2013

Credit Don Rush

The Delaware congressional delegation praised the decision by the World Trade Organization decision that Chinese poultry barriers are unfair.

American poultry farmers complained that China’s decision to impose higher duties on chicken broiler products was unjustified under international trade laws.

The imposition of the duties was followed by an 80 percent drop in American exports to China.

Senator Tom Carper said that the decision will make a huge difference in Delaware’s agriculture industry since Delaware has long counted on Chinas as one of its biggest foreign customers.

Senator Chris Coons called it a victory for Delaware’s poultry industry and its 13-thousand jobs in the state.

Congressman John Carney noted that the decision will clearly help southern Delaware – a leader in broiler production.