The ‘bucket full of holes’: trying to stop unfair chicken imports

A new German TV documentary looks at the impact that imported chicken, from highly subsidised EU producers, has on South Africa's chicken industry.

The cap would fit very nicely

Britain’s new trade deal with Australia contains a feature that might well interest South Africa’s trade authorities.

How the EU drops poultry export prices

An independent Brussels-based trade organisation finds that EU poultry exporters can adjust their poultry prices to counter safeguard tariffs.

Brazil dominates SA poultry imports

Brazil dominates South African poultry imports. Official statistics now show that 72.9% of all imports come from Brazil.

Poultry plan is good for SA grain industry

The poultry and grain industries are benefitting from the poultry sector master plan as implementation raises production in both sectors.

Import tariffs are only part of the solution to chicken dumping

Support for the poultry master plan’s proposals to increase local production have come from Dr Sifiso Ntombela, chief economist at the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC).

Ghana under EU attack again

A flood of imports crippled Ghana’s domestic poultry industry once already. Now the EU is doing it again.

Price can be a problem

Chicken is the main protein source for South African consumers, and the poultry master plan aims to keep prices down.

Young farmer promotes youth in agriculture

As South Africa celebrates Youth Day, FairPlay welcomes the increasing involvement of young people in agriculture.

Do as I do, not as I say

Bird flu bans imposed since 2017 have severely limited EU poultry exports to SA.

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