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Cape Town - The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters of SA (AMIE) is pleased about the news that SA has reached an agreement with the US which is paving the way for the country to remain part of the Agoa trade programme.

Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies announced on Thursday that negotiations between SA and the US over health issues related to meat imports were concluded on Wednesday, which should ensure the country remains a part of the US African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa).

Agoa enables duty free trade access preferences for SA's agricultural products.

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