China’s Ministry of Commerce started pushing the United States to take more steps to allow funding for regulations regarding poultry imports from China, following the 2010 Agriculture Appropriations Bill passed October 21.

China welcomes the changes in this new bill, the ministry's spokesman, Yao Jian, commented in a government statement. Yao also said China hopes the U.S. can take active steps soon to re-import Chinese poultry products.

The 2010 Agriculture Appropriations Bill still includes some restrictions aimed at Chinese poultry products, and China is evaluating whether it interferes with the non-discrimination principle of the WTO and other relevant rules, according to Yao.

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