US poultry export deal will help small farmer sector
The poultry export deal reached between South Africa and the United States does not only help secure South Africa’s inclusion in the African Growth Opportunities Act (AGOA) but will result in the development of the small farmer sector.
The deal in the long-standing dispute of the export of bone-in chicken pieces from the US was struck recently in Paris. The US poultry industry, represented by the National Chicken Council and United States of America Poultry and Egg Export Council (USAPEEC), had demanded that the current anti-dumping duties that South Africa has in place be dropped from the tariff book so that the exports can resume.
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