China’s General Administration of Customs and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs on Thursday announced they are considering lifting the ban on U.S. chicken exports to China, according to Reuters.

China has banned all U.S. poultry and eggs since January 2015 due to an avian influenza outbreak. U.S. poultry exports to China surpassed $770 million annually prior to the ban.

Due to the effects of African Swine Fever in China, which has wiped out nearly half of the country’s hog herd, China has sought other protein sources to meet domestic demand.

China also announced it lifted its avian influenza related ban on poultry imports from Spain and Slovakia and a separate ban on Canadian beef and pork exports.