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Poultry sector opposes bilateral treaty with US amid fears of cheap imports

Sources said that talks between India and the US are in an advanced stage, which would force India to cut import duty to 30 per cent from the existing 100 per cent on chicken import from US

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Industry sources say that poultry was added to the list at the eleventh hour during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to the US for Howdy Modi.

Dilip Kumar Jha Mumbai
The Indian poultry industry is strongly opposed to the government’s proposed move to sign the bilateral treaty with the United States (US) amid fears that cheap imports from the US after the treaty will lead to closure of lakhs of domestic chicken farms and processing units, thereby rendering about 4 million people jobless.

Sources said that talks between India and the US are in an advanced stage to sign the treaty, which would force India to cut import duty to 30 per cent from the existing 100 per cent on chicken imports from the US. In fact, the Union Ministry

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First Published: Oct 31 2019 | 12:40 AM IST

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