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SA has introduced higher duties for imported frozen potatoes from Europe in a bid to protect the local industry, a move that could lead to a sharp rise in the price of French fries at a time when many households are struggling to afford the basics as the cost-of-living crisis deepens.

The International Trade Administration Commission (Itac) — the organisation tasked with customs tariff investigations, trade remedies and import and export control — imposed provisional anti-dumping duties for frozen potato chips imported or originating from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands...

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