Chinese importers are requesting more Georgia chicken.

Georgia’s trade offices continue to field requests for U.S.-made products and raw materials at a time when trade remains relatively dampened as economies grapple with COVID-19.  

In China, where the country is aiming to purchase more agricultural products to meet the terms of a trade deal signed with the U.S. in January, the state’s Shanghai found importers requesting chicken paws (feet), wings and legs. This comes after China lifted a longstanding ban on American chicken in November, though it has recently imposed restrictions on some U.S. companies over COVID-19.  

In Brazil, buyers want frozen vegetables, lobster and wine, along with diapers and household cleaning products, according to the Georgia Department of Economic Development.  

Despite its own extensive forestry sector, Canada, is seeking Georgia lumber — a product the state has in great supply.  

Companies that can fulfill these requests can contact GDEcD’s Josh Jacob at for more information. The department also offers listings in a free online export directory, where buyers can find products and services offered by Georgia-based companies. 

As managing editor of Global Atlanta, Trevor has spent 15+ years reporting on Atlanta’s ties with the world. An avid traveler, he has undertaken trips to 30+ countries to uncover stories on the perils...