Trade, industry & competition minister Ebrahim Patel has suspended antidumping duties on chicken imported from five countries for the next 12 months, citing the fight against food inflation and its effects on the poor.

With neither provisional nor permanent duties in place, the move puts SA’s second-largest agricultural industry at risk of anticompetitive behaviour, with the SA Poultry Association (Sapa) saying the negative effects can already be measured...

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