Trade, industry & competition minister Ebrahim Patel wants the tariff structure for poultry imports reviewed to include the introduction of specific anti-dumping measures to protect the struggling local industry.

In a recent notice published in the government gazette, Patel instructed the International Trade Administration Commission (Itac) — the organisation tasked with customs tariff investigations, trade remedies, and import and export control — to review the entire tariff structure for poultry, taking into consideration the introduction of specific rather than ad valorem customs duties [a duty calculated according to the price of a product, rather than at a fixed rate]...

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