The global impact of the Covid-19 pandemic poses a new threat to SA’s chicken industry, and probably to other industries that have suffered from massive amounts of dumped imports. Action is needed now to ensure these industries are stabilised when lockdown ends. Antidumping tariff applications need to be implemented urgently.

Around the world lockdowns closed restaurants, hotels, caterers and fast-food outlets. Demand for chicken plummeted but production continued. There are mountains of frozen chicken in the EU and elsewhere, and the easing of lockdowns will not make much of a dent in that stockpile...

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