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An association of meat importers and exporters has warned of mass retrenchments in the food sector after the government announced a significant  hike in poultry tariffs.

Last week, the government gazetted tariff increases to 62% on bone-in chicken portions while boneless portions were raised to 42%. The SA poultry industry had applied for an 82% tariff on both categories, up from 37% and 12% respectively...

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