Higher chicken import tariffs not enough, says association
SA’s poultry sector has shed thousands of jobs and blames its demise on cheap chicken imports from Brazil, the US and the EU
An organisation that aims to fight predatory trade practices and dumping says the new, higher tariffs on chicken imports may not be enough to get the struggling poultry sector back on its feet.
On Friday, government gazetted increases to 62% on bone-in chicken portions, and to 42% on boneless portions. The SA poultry industry had applied for an 82% tariff on both categories, up from existing levels of 37% and 12%, respectively...