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e are seeing a move towards a more considered trade policy, which is a very good thing. There are three events from the last year which support my view. The first was the decision of the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition (Minister of Trade) to suspend the implementation of the anti-dumping duties on bone-in chicken from Brazil, Denmark, Ireland, Poland and Spain. It was the first time in ITAC’s 20-year history that such a decision has been taken and it appears to have been driven by a concern for the inflationary impact on chicken prices if the duties had been imposed. Public interest is a long overdue consideration in anti-dumping investigations.

South Africa moves to a more carefully considered trade policy – Yay! – XA Global Trade Advisors (