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Cape Town - US Senators Johnny Isakson and Chris Coons, co-chairs of the Senate Chicken Caucus, have applauded an announcement by the Obama administration and the US poultry industry on Thursday that South Africa has finally agreed to eliminate long-standing barriers to US poultry imports.

The move, which was largely praised by industry roleplayers in SA, allows for US poultry to be imported into South Africa for the first time in 15 years and  follows an announcement by Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies earlier on Thursday that SA has cracked a deal to stay in the US African Growth Opportunity Act (Agoa).

READ: Agoa reaction: 'Common sense prevailed'

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