China is negotiating with the European Union to resume cooked poultry imports from Beijing and the three provinces of Jilin, Henan and Fujian, said Yu Taiwei, head of the Food Safety Bureau of China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, in an online interview December 11.

So far, only nine Chinese poultry companies in Shandong province are licensed to sell cooked poultry to the European Union. Statistics from China’s Ministry of Commerce show that the total export volume of cooked poultry to the European Union was 1,752 tons from December 2008 to May 2009.