Concerns are growing over South Africa’s decision to impose an Agricultural Safeguard levy of 35,3% on bone-in chicken cuts. The move by the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) has attracted criticism from the nation’s Association of Meat Importers and Exporters (AMIE), which said the measure could not have come at a worse time. Paul Matthew, AMIE CEO designate said South Africa’s largest trading partner, the European Union viewed the Safeguard as a considerable blow to the preferential nature of trade relations with South Africa. South Africa is already at odds with the United States (US) over chicken quotas. The South African Poultry Association wants the government to review the quota of US poultry imports, following the imposition of tariffs on local aluminium and steel products. Click here to read the full article. – Poultry World