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Do as I do, not as I say

Bird flu bans imposed since 2017 have severely limited EU poultry exports to SA, and they are down again by 67% in the first quarter of this year.

South Africa has also increased poultry tariffs and implemented anti-dumping duties, and is undertaking a review of its poultry sector trade policy. advises other countries to learn from South Africa’s example, and look at implementing the same import controls that the EU does, including non-tariff measures.

South Africa, it says “seeks to draw inspiration from EU policy practice in the poultry sector, as opposed to EU policy prescriptions”. 

Never mind EU words, look at EU actions.