A thumbs up for trade policy statements

Recent trade and localisation policy statements herald welcome relief for industries that have been hammered by dumped and predatory imports.

How about an entry price for EU chicken?

Should South Africa consider an EU-style 'entry price' system to limit predatory imports?

A fuss over MDM

Mechanically deboned meat, or MDM, makes up a significant portion of poultry imports to SA. Should it be counted?

FairPlay welcomes trade policy statements

Statement by Francois Baird, founder of the FairPlay movement, on trade policy and localisation.

Chicken imports are rising again

There has been a steady increase this year in imports of bone-in chicken into South Africa.

South Africa needs a food safety agency

To better protect public health, and support a growing agricultural industry, South Africa needs to establish a statutory Food Safety Agency.

What’s on the label?

A welcome update to South Africa’s food labelling regulations is in the offing. It’s making slow progress, but a Cabinet statement last...

Imports have a place, but predatory trade does not

Are chicken imports necessarily bad – if they come in at fair prices and present fair competition to the local industry?

Brazil takes the gap

Chicken imports to South Africa from Brazil are rising.

Astral is concerned about imports

Critics like to claim that imports are not a big concern for local chicken producers. This week’s presentation by the country’s biggest producer, Astral Foods, tells a different story.

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