Hiking of imports tariffs will protect SA's poultry industry and help save jobs

According to Fairplay, an organisation which aims to fight predatory trade practices and dumping, the South African poultry industry is deserving of protection.

Fairplay spokesperson, Lionel Adendorf says the organisation has taken a decision to support the South African poultry industry in their application to increase tariffs on bone-in and boneless frozen chicken portions.

He says this is the only way South Africa can protect the local poultry industry, grow the economy and protect the jobs that are linked to the industry.

What we are saying is that we have a very robust and stable industry so how do we make sure that it is not vulnerable to the dumping of cheaper imports from other countries?

Lionel Adendorf, Fairplay spokesperson

As a responsible country, how do we grow jobs, how do we protect the poultry industry and how do we make sure that what the consumer gets is meat that is safe, that is high in protein and meat that is cheaper? If we want to do that then we have to protect the poultry industry.

Lionel Adendorf, Fairplay spokesperson

The chicken that we produce here is of the best quality and 80% of it is consumed by local consumers.

Lionel Adendorf, Fairplay spokesperson

We need to do what is in the best interest of both the industry and the consumer.

Lionel Adendorf, Fairplay spokesperson

To hear the rest of the conversation with Lionel Adendorf, listen below:


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