Whenever complex trade issues hit the headlines, conflicting voices attempt to break down dense regulatory and fiscal information into simplified arguments, which is not always helpful in enlightening the average man in the street.

I saw this again in Peter Bruce’s attack on the application the SA Poultry Association brought to the International Trade Administration Commission (Itac) for anti-dumping duties on Poland, Denmark, Ireland, Spain and Brazil (“Poor chicken industry, from a sweet to a sweat spot (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/columnists/2021-03-03-peter-bruce-poor-chicken-industry-from-a-sweet-to-a-sweat-spot/)”, March 3)...

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