There’s a huge flaw in the arguments presented in favour of chicken imports (“SA’s poultry producers cry fowl”, September 19). Imports are not the answer to the local supply problem. They are the cause of that problem.

Importers pretend imports are necessary to fill the gap between local supply and increasing local demand. Local producers have not invested in expansion, they wail, and therefore can only supply 70% of the market. Imports must supply the other 30%, they say...

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