Just weeks ahead of the start of export season, the Citrus Growers Association of SA (CGA) has asked for government assistance in dealing with EU cold-treatment regulations, which they say could ruin the R30bn export industry.

The association says citrus farmers have already incurred additional costs of R200m as a result of the “arbitrary” rules, adding that further costs in the lead-up to the start of the export season in May could place 140,000 jobs at risk...

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