Importers’ tariff proposal gets dumped

Import tariffs on dumped chicken has re-entered the national debate following a number of opportunistic and spurious claims made by meat importers. Read more as we cover the debate.

Why the delay in restructuring chicken tariffs?

Amid all the arguments for and against import tariffs, there has been silence on a potentially decisive development – the complete restructuring of the chicken import tariff system.

Tariff cuts a hidden threat to consumers

South Africa's poultry industry, which produces most of the chicken in the country, keeps prices low. The demise of this industry would not be in the interests of consumers.

Does SARS import data reveal dumping from OZ?

Australian chicken portions are arriving in South Africa at prices even below those of countries found to be dumping chicken here.

BFAP projects rising chicken import volumes

The Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy says chicken imports to South Africa are projected to increase over the coming decade.

Floods impact chicken supply in KZN

The devastating floods which have killed hundreds in KwaZulu-Natal, are going to make food supply much more difficult.

World Bank sees lower growth in SA economy

The KZN floods are likely to result in a further setback to the South African economy as a whole.

More food price warnings as impact of war increases

Every week brings new warnings about global food price increases, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine pushes up fuel, fertilizer and feed prices. The result is a surge in food price inflation.

What lies ahead for SA agriculture?

South Africa’s agricultural sector was a star performer in 2020 and 2021, but what lies ahead for 2022? Expert opinions seem to disagree.

AMIE pretends it’s all about tariffs

While top economists predict further food price increases – because of the war in Ukraine – chicken importers in South Africa like to pretend that the main cause is anti-dumping duties.

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