Chicken anti-dumping plan up in the air

The DTI is yet to decide on anti-dumping duties on chicken from Europe.

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CAPE TOWN - The Department of Trade and Industry says it is yet to take a decision on anti-dumping duties on chicken from European countries.

This relates specifically to 'frozen bone-in chicken portions'.

Import duties on various poultry products were increased in September last year, in an attempt to halt cheap imports from Brazil because of the financial impact it was having on local producers.

But now government has been asked to impose anti-dumping duties on European countries and an investigation into the matter is underway.

The department's Sidwell Medupe says, "The investigation is ongoing and once it's completed, it will be handed over to the minister for his consideration."