I refer to the article by renowned economist Mike Schussler (“Why do Brazil’s chickens cross the ocean? To fly over SA tariffs (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/2021-06-02-mike-schussler-why-do-brazils-chickens-cross-the-ocean-to-fly-over-sa-tariffs/)”, June 2). Let me say upfront that I have been one of his biggest fans and have learnt a lot from his tables, charts and analyses. He remains my favourite local economist.

However, I find his sudden urge to write to Business Day on chicken matters right in the middle of a dumping duty application by his client, the SA poultry industry, more than a little curious. Furthermore, his pieces have been focused on imports from the EU and Brazil, not coincidentally the identical areas that are the subject of the current investigation...

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