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SA poultry industry backs Namibia against dumping of chicken from Brazil

08 April 2019
The South African Poultry Association (SAPA) said on Tuesday that it had noted with alarm that the insidious dumping of chicken from Brazil that plagues the local industry has also taken root in Namibia.
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Cement industry to appeal for protection against Imports

27 March 2019
The Concrete Institute (TCI) will be lodging an appeal to the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) of SA to impose import tariffs on cement imports to protect producers from the mass importation of cheaper cements from countries such as Ch
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Ban ‘killer chicken’ imports from Brazil – SA Poultry Association

22 March 2019
Imports from Brazil are not only killing the local industry, but could kill consumers because of salmonella risks, the body’s boss says. The department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries has been asked to ban chicken and poultry products imported from
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A flood of Chinese screws, nuts and bolts has hit South Africa

22 March 2019
The government has confirmed that a surge in Chinese imports of bolts, nuts and screws is inflicting serious injury on local producers. After launching an investigation last year, the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac) is
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Farming: Sugar tax, drought bear bitter fruit

22 March 2019
Severe drought in KwaZulu-Natal, plunging prices and the sugar tax has left sugar cane growers in crisis. This is according to the SA Cane Growers Association, which was expected to hold an urgent meeting with the Trade and Industry Portfolio Committee ye
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Chicken imports surged to new high in 2018, says poultry association

27 February 2019
Chicken imports reached a new record high in 2018 worsening the crisis facing the domestic chicken industry, the SA Poultry Association (Sapa) says. It based its conclusions on data on chicken imports drawn from official Sars statistics. The chicken indus
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Ramaphosa must save sugar industry from collapse – SA Cane growers

18 February 2019
In his state of the nation address, President Ramaphosa was very clear on the need to develop agriculture for the benefit of all. However, inexplicably, he said sweet nothing about the perilous state of the sugar sector.
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SATMC calls for second-hand tyre resale regulation

08 February 2019
Tyre manufacturing representative body the South African Tyre Manufacturers Conference (SATMC) calls on government to introduce appropriate regulations controlling and enabling the resale of safe used tyres.
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PPC lobbies for cement import tariffs

08 February 2019
Listed cement producer PPC is lobbying government body International Trade Administration Commission (Itac) for the imposition of tariffs to curb the influx of cement imports. For PPC, the cement imports, which jumped 80% between January and November 2
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SA poultry body fights for the wellbeing of an entire value chain

28 January 2019
The strategically important local chicken industry can contribute to stability and food security, or its demise can result in a group of impoverished and dependent countries. Good rains in many parts of the country have lifted the agricultural outlook for
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