The poultry industry says its drive to unlock new export markets is already yielding positive results with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) the latest country to permit importation of chicken products from SA.

SA’s poultry sector has shed thousands of jobs and blames its demise on cheap chicken imports from Brazil, the US and Europe. This has brought it into conflict with South African meat importers who blame the lack of competitiveness of the local poultry industry for its woes...

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