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Ministers, local industry bodies meet to get SA's poultry industry on track
Ministers, local industry bodies meet to get SA's poultry industry on trackArticle

The brewing confrontation between local chicken producers and importers of frozen chicken cuts about proposed punitive import tariffs has now been replaced with cooperation and a search for a definitive 'Chicken Master Plan' for the local market...

3 days ago

SAPA responds to AMIE broiler chicken study
SAPA responds to AMIE broiler chicken studyArticle

The South African Poultry Association has responded to the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters study on the South African chicken industry, which has claimed that a decision to increase tariffs will have dire consequences for consumers.

30 Jul 2019

New study: Cutting chicken imports could spark large increases for consumers' accounts
New study: Cutting chicken imports could spark large increases for consumers' accountsArticle

The study finds that despite already high levels of trade protection, domestic producers have not increased production to meet growing demand...

26 Jul 2019

AMIE calls on government to keep poultry prices in reach of all South Africans
AMIE calls on government to keep poultry prices in reach of all South AfricansArticle

"The right of South Africans to access a prime source of dietary protein must outweigh the factional interests of sectors of the poultry producing industry."

14 Jun 2019

More transparency in the chicken industry - court action suspended
More transparency in the chicken industry - court action suspendedArticle

The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters (AMIE) and the South African Poultry Association (SAPA) have agreed to lift the veil of secrecy on 'confidential' documents on which the protectionist application on chicken imports is based, thereby averting a protracted court battle...

15 May 2019

Agricultural safeguard levy will boost the local industry, says FairPlay
Agricultural safeguard levy will boost the local industry, says FairPlayArticle

According to Francois Baird, founder of FairPlay, the recently gazetted agricultural safeguard levy of 35.3% imposed on bone-in chicken cuts will impact importers, not consumers...

9 Nov 2018

Agricultural safeguard levy on poultry could impact SA consumers negatively
Agricultural safeguard levy on poultry could impact SA consumers negativelyArticle

The latest gazetted agricultural safeguard levy of 35.3% imposed on bone-in chicken cuts has raised concerns for the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters...

2 Oct 2018

US poultry producers visit SA
US poultry producers visit SAArticle

Members of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council met local business and new importers during a visit to South Africa last month...

Issued by ITP Communications 17 Apr 2018

US poultry delegation scopes out opportunities in SA
US poultry delegation scopes out opportunities in SAArticle

The USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) hosted its international staff meeting in South Africa recently, bringing producer members to the country to explore opportunities...

13 Apr 2018

Murky world of the imported meat industry exposed
Murky world of the imported meat industry exposedArticle

A recent episode of Special Assignment looked into how unsafe imported chicken ends up in consumers' pots...

23 Jan 2018

Government accused of overzealous‚ harmful imported meat testing
Government accused of overzealous‚ harmful imported meat testingArticle

It's not often that the government gets accused of being overzealous in its food safety measures, but that was the claim made by the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters...

Wendy Knowler 2 Jan 2018

FairPlay is simply the SA Poultry Association's alter ego
FairPlay is simply the SA Poultry Association's alter egoArticle

The verbal war over whether or not the dumping of cheap imported chicken portions is to blame for the woes of the poultry industry, has feathers flying...

Linda Ensor 10 May 2017

Dumping is causing poultry crisis, Sapa says
Dumping is causing poultry crisis, Sapa saysArticle

SA's crisis-stricken poultry industry - and whether the crisis has been caused by "dumping" of EU bone-in chicken portions - was the subject of heated debate in parliament...

Linda Ensor 23 Mar 2017

Who is profiting from chicken dumping?
Who is profiting from chicken dumping?Article

A faceless group is lining its pockets with the profits made from tons of European Union (EU) chicken that is dumped in South Africa...

20 Mar 2017

Association of Meat Importers and Exporters CEO David Wolpert. Picture:
US chicken imports fall foul of quotasArticle

US chicken-in-bone exports to SA have so far neither met expectations nor come near the maximum level allowed for under the quota agreement thrashed out between the US and South African governments earlier this year...

Linda Ensor 12 Aug 2016

Spat over saltwater levels in South African chicken
Spat over saltwater levels in South African chickenArticle

The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters of SA (Amie) said it does not agree with Sapa that new regulations limiting the practice of injecting chicken with saltwater...

22 Jun 2016

Call for steps against duty-free European chicken
Call for steps against duty-free European chickenArticle

The South African Poultry Association has asked the International Trade Administration Commission to impose an agricultural safeguard...

Linda Ensor 30 Mar 2016

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Agoa - SA Poultry slammed for 'protectionism'Article

The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters of SA (AMIE) criticised the SA Poultry Association (Sapa) for its stubborn protectionism...

Dane McDonald 6 Jan 2016

Chicken imports may rise as duty lapses
Chicken imports may rise as duty lapsesArticle

Preliminary antidumping duties against imports of frozen bone-in chicken from three of SA's trading partners in the European Union have lapsed in the new year, opening the way for increased inflows...

Amanda Visser 9 Jan 2015

Itac probes claim of chicken dumping
Itac probes claim of chicken dumpingArticle

South Africa's European trading partners - Germany‚ the Netherlands and the UK - are being probed by the International Trade Administration Commission (Itac) for allegedly dumping frozen bone-in chicken portions.

Amanda Visser 30 Oct 2013

More feathers fly in chicken wars
More feathers fly in chicken warsArticle

Merlog Foods, an importer and wholesaler of frozen and chilled food products, has applied to the International Trade Administration Commission (Itac) for a reduction in the import duties on chicken carcasses and offal.

Amanda Visser 8 Jul 2013

Chicken 'leftovers' being sold in SA
Chicken 'leftovers' being sold in SAArticle

South African Poultry Association's chief executive Kevin Lovell claims that 90% of the 370,000 tons of chicken imported from Brazil, Argentina, the US and European Union last year is considered waste by consumers in those nations

Sipho Masombuka 21 Jun 2013

Poultry importers head for court
Poultry importers head for courtArticle

The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters (Amie) will bring an application in the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday (18 June) for information about an increase in chicken import duty costs.

18 Jun 2013

Importers step up fight over poultry tariffs bid
Importers step up fight over poultry tariffs bidArticle

The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters (Amie) has strongly criticised local poultry producers for "using misinformation and innuendo" in a bid to convince decision makers and the public that imports were a threat to local business.

Khulekani Magubane 10 Jun 2013

Meat group cries foul over poultry body's secret figures
Meat group cries foul over poultry body's secret figuresArticle

The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters (AMIE) is seeking urgent relief from the North Gauteng High Court to have access to confidential information in the application brought by the South African Poultry Association before the International Trade Administration Commission (Itac) for an increase of up to 82% in import duties on frozen poultry.

Amanda Visser 20 May 2013

Imports blamed for chicken industry's woes
Imports blamed for chicken industry's woesArticle

South African chicken producers are taking up the fight against cheap imports again by asking for drastic increases in import duties.

Amanda Visser 22 Apr 2013

Davies plan disappoints poultry producers
Davies plan disappoints poultry producersArticle

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies' call for "a comprehensive strategy" that will protect South African poultry producers - rather than raise general tariffs or impose anti-dumping duties - has left local producers disappointed.

Linda Ensor 28 Dec 2012

SA will not take action on chicken dumpingArticle

The government has decided not to impose additional duties on chickens imported from Brazil - and this decision which will halt Brazil's complaint to the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Linda Ensor 23 Dec 2012

Brine levels in chicken too highArticle

The government wants to reduce the levels of brine found in chicken, according to a report on Thursday.

20 Jul 2012

'Statistics manipulated' in chicken antidumping case
'Statistics manipulated' in chicken antidumping caseArticle

The heat is on in the Brazilian chicken antidumping case, with those opposing the application by local producers for greater protection saying there is a huge amount of misrepresentation and manipulation of statistics.

Amanda Visser 1 Feb 2012

Don't change chicken datesArticle

Expiry or "best before" dates on chickens should not be altered, the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters of SA said on Thursday, 23 December 2010.

24 Dec 2010

Beefing up meat knowledge
Beefing up meat knowledgeArticle

The Red Meat Industry Forum of South Africa (RMIF), which represents all 12 role-player organisations within the red meat industry, has launched a single, easily accessible one-stop website for consumers and industry alike.

7 Dec 2009

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