Tensions may be subsiding between China and the United States as indicated by a recent report suggesting that poultry trade may resume between the two nations.

Trade officials from the United States and China are in discussions to reopen China’s market to U.S. chicken exports, the Wall Street Journal reported on January 17, citing people familiar with the discussions.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently told the U.S. meat industry that chicken products are being discussed as part of the broader trade negotiations with China to resolve the trade tensions between the two countries, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Earlier on Thursday, the newspaper reported that U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin discussed lifting some or all of the tariffs imposed on Chinese imports and suggested offering a tariff rollback during trade discussions scheduled for January 30,  2019.

The United States and China have been engaged in a bitter trade dispute for months on issues such as tariffs, industrial subsidies, intellectual property and cyber security.  The negotiations regarding U.S. chicken exports to China are part of efforts to resolve broader U.S.-China trade disputes.