China plans to impose anti-dumping duties on American chicken – a move that could lead to a 55% drop in the country’s imports of U.S. poultry, reported BusinessWeek.

The Chinese government accused U.S. processors of selling chicken meat at below-market prices in the country.

The United States has been the leading source of China’s chicken imports, accounting for 335,000 of 401,000 tons of imported chicken in 2009. That made China the third biggest export market for American poultry.