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AMIE calls on the South African government to carefully reconsider the decision to reinstate Anti-Dumping Duties (ADDs) on chicken imports from key partners.

In light of the high inflationary environment in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, as well as the avian influenza epidemic, imposing ADDs would have a profoundly negative impact on consumers and on food security in South Africa. The decrease in purchasing power of the South African consumer will only be exacerbated by an additional tariff imposed on chicken – the most widely consumed meat protein in the country.

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