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South African Poultry Group Targets US Import Quota

Published on Aug 22 2018 11:05 AM in Supply Chain tagged: US / poultry / Paywall / Tariff / South African Poultry Association / SAPA

South African Poultry Group Targets US Import Quota

The South African Poultry Association (SAPA) has filed a lawsuit seeking to force the government to suspend a quota that excludes some US poultry imports from an anti-dumping tariff, a senior official with the association said on Tuesday.

If successful, the move, a response to the Trump administration's decision to impose tariffs on aluminium and steel imports, could put at risk duty-free access to the US market for nearly $2 billion (€1.7 billion) worth of South African exports.

"We've pulled the trigger," Marthinus Stander, chairman of SAPA's broiler organisation, told Reuters, referring to the legal action the association had threatened for more than a month.

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