China formally ordered an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy probe into imports of U.S. poultry, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
The investigation came in response to a petition received by the China Animal Husbandry Association on behalf of the domestic poultry industry, the ministry said in a statement on its website.
China first announced it would launch an anti-dumping probe into U.S. poultry exports and automobile parts, just days after US President Barack Obama announced new tariffs on U.S. imports of Chinese-made tyres on September 11.
The investigation into poultry and auto parts will be carried out over the next year, the Ministry of Commerce said.
Source: Ministry of Commerce