According to a statement released by the association, government and its import tariff adjudication body are yielding to calls for a tariff increase on chicken product imports.
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies faces legal action in another battle over chicken.
The chairperson of a meat importing body says safeguards against imported chicken and dumping should not be put in place by government to protect an “unproductive” industry.
South Africa's beleaguered poultry industry is not under threat, according to David Wolpert, CEO of the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters of SA.
Chicken imports are not devastating South Africa's poultry industry, says David Wolpert, CEO of the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters.
An import tariff on EU bone-in chicken will see retail prices rise by punitive amounts, says the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters of SA. However, the SA Poultry Association has rubbished this claim.
The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters of SA has criticised the SA Poultry Association for its “stubborn protectionism” of the local chicken industry.
The local poultry industry says it is a relief that anti-dumping duties have been applied to imports of frozen chicken from the Netherlands, Germany and the UK.
Consumers are being duped when they buy chicken because they are actually paying for salty water, experts tell Fin24.
Minister of Trade Industry and Competition Ebrahim Patel acknowledged that striking the balance between preserving the local industry and keeping poultry affordable could prove challenging.
Claims by advocacy group FairPlay over chicken dumping in South Africa have ruffled the feathers of the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters.
SA's beleaguered poultry industry can be fixed, but for that to happen the European Union must stop flooding the country with cheap chicken, says the SA Poultry Association.
An importer provides clarity on the misconception around chicken “waste” and “leftovers”, adding that SA's poultry industry refuses to revisit its business model.
The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters of SA does not agree that lowering the percentage of saltwater in chicken will push up prices to "unaffordable" levels.
Following concessions on US imports, another chicken storm is brewing as local poultry producers face harsh punishment if they fail to comply with new brine limits.
The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters of SA has accused the local poultry industry of holding the economically beneficial Agoa agreement with the US hostage.
A proposal by local producers to impose anti-dumping tariffs on chicken cuts is a ploy to boost prices, says the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters.
Poultry producers are resisting a new cap on brine in chicken, which a meat export association says will reduce consumer abuse for commercial gain.
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