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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