Chicken Export to China from UK


Is it possible to export chicken breast to china from the UK?

We use chicken breast (sourced from Thailand) in our ambient meals and have identified a distributer in China who is interested in our products.


Dear Sir/Madam

Unfortunately, there is currently no way to export chicken directly into China.

My colleague, Claire Urry and Holly Chen specialises in the Agric / Food sector between China and the UK. I strongly recommend you contact them for further information and clarification.

They can be reached at: [email protected] (CBBC UK)
[email protected] (CBBC Beijing)


Thankyou for your reply, I will contact your colleagues for clarification.

I am aware that Tesco exports chicken feet from the UK to China, so I’m surprised that we cannot export the chicken meat!

Best regards,


Information on the Customs requirements for exporting is given in HMRC Public Notice 275. All notices can be found on our website under Quick Links > Library > Official Statistics – Publications – Notices, Info Sheets & Other Reference Materials > Import, Export & International Trade. The Public Notices are in numerical order.

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