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ITAC Wraps Up Investigation on Dumping of Chicken

August 2, 2022

Department of Trade, Industry and Competition

An investigation into the alleged dumping of frozen bone-in portions of chicken originating in or imported from Brazil, Denmark, Ireland, Poland and Spain has been concluded.

The trade, industry and competition department announced the conclusion of the investigation in Government Gazette 47156.

The International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) initiated the investigation in 2021.

Upon conclusion of the investigation, ITAC made a final determination that the chicken originating in or imported from the subject countries was being dumped into the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) market, causing material injury to the SACU industry.

ITAC recommended to the trade, industry and competition minister to impose definitive anti-dumping duties on the subject product originating in or imported from Brazil, Denmark, Ireland, Poland and Spain.

The minister approved the recommendation.

“However, in making its decision, the Minister considered the current rapid rise in food prices in the SACU market and globally and the significant impact this has, especially on the poor, as well as the impact that the imposition of the anti-dumping duties may have on the price of chicken as one of the more affordable protein sources.

Consequently, the imposition of the anti-dumping duties has been suspended for 12 months.