The new anti-dumping duties came with a warning from Trade, Industry and Competition minister Ebrahim Patel that the duties would be suspended if the poultry industry used them to make unfair profits.
FairPlay has taken issue with the financial newspaper Business Day over a report predicting that the anti-dumping duties would result in a huge increase in the retail price of chicken.
The implementation of anti-dumping duties provoked an unfortunate reaction from South Africa’s official opposition party, the Democratic Alliance.
Amidst sensational claims, a former meat industry CEO’s rational assessment sheds light on the realities of anti-dumping duties and their potential impact on chicken prices.
South Africa imposes anti-dumping duties on dumped chicken imports from Brazil and four EU countries.
These are the reasons why it would be a mistake for the US to kick South Africa out of Agoa.
FairPlay has reached out to nearly 50 stakeholders and organisations to gather support for the implementation of anti-dumping duties on dumped chicken imports.
FairPlay exposes the hollowness of the arguments made by chicken importers who are trying to persuade the government not to impose new anti-dumping duties.
FairPlay founder Francois Baird responds to importers, highlighting the difference between dumped imports as ordinary imports.
Pressure mounts as FairPlay urges minister Patel to take action against chicken dumping to defend the local industry and safeguard thousands of jobs.
Fact or fiction? SAPA sets the record straight on claims made by chicken importers.
Research shows that the impact of anti-dumping duties on the retail price of chicken would be “negligible at best”
Discover the crucial difference between fair trade and dumping, and how anti-dumping duties play a role in countering this market threat.
Research shows that anti-dumping duties on chicken imports to South Africa would not lead to significant price increases.
Read FairPlay’s open letter to Minister Ebrahim Patel
Africa has the highest levels of food insecurity in the world, and it will get significantly worse by 2030, according to the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO).
Two African countries – Nigeria and Namibia – highlight Africa’s worsening hunger rates. The situation is so bad in Nigeria that President Bola Tinubu has just declared a state of emergency over food.
The Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP) has analysed the impact of regular national power cuts on agriculture. These were some of their findings.
South Africa should seek urgently to diversify its export markets, whether or not the country retains its benefits under the United States trade legislation the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa).
The lifting of bird flu bans on two EU countries means they are cleared to resume poultry shipments to South Africa.
The nationwide donation of soup to the needy, collated by Chefs with Compassion, is the largest soup kitchen in South Africa for Mandela Day.
South Africa is pulling out all the stops to ensure that it retains its trade benefits under the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) – legislation in the United States that gives designated African countries preferential access to US markets.
The South African government’s delay in blocking dumped chicken imports was creating jobs in Brazil instead of in South Africa, according to FairPlay founder Francois Baird.
South Africa’s high unemployment rate is not only bad, but on closer inspection “it gets worse and more complicated”, according to a report in the Daily Friend.
South Africa’s high unemployment rate and high levels of power cuts add up to a high risk of social unrest such as it experienced two years ago, according to the head of the state insurance company Sasria.
Load shedding continues to impact the financial health of South Africa’s poultry producers.
South African industries threatened by imports have to rely on more than an official investigation to secure protection through tariffs and anti-dumping duties. They also, it seems, have to give something in return.
Bone-in chicken imports from Brazil to South Africa rose from 572 tonnes last August, to 3 530 tonnes in April.
Importers are manipulating statistics in an effort to further delay the imposition of anti-dumping duties on unfair, dumped chicken imports to South Africa from Brazil and four EU countries.
Dumped imports of frozen bone-in chicken portions have damaged the South African poultry industry for decades.
Under Agoa, the US is allowed to dump close to 72 000 tonnes of chicken in South Africa each year.
PwC warns that South Africa’s food supply chain is under immense pressure, largely due to the extended power cuts that have plagued business and agriculture.