South Africa's Poultry Tariff Increases

Rapidly rising chicken prices driven up by rampant inflation, global food and commodity shortages, the escalation in fuel, transport and electricity costs, increasing trade tariffs, and the fact that wages are decreasing and unemployment increasing, is providing fresh fodder for a long running debate on the role of tariffs in the local poultry sector.
This is on the back of chicken prices already having increased by 10% per year, for the past ten years.
In 2019, all parties, including the local industry, importers and Government, signed and agreed to a Poultry Master Plan.

To debate the issue of tariffs Michael Avery is joined now by Donald MacKay, Donald writes regular op-eds for BD. He is the founder and CEO of XA International Trade Advisors; Dave Wolpert, a former CEO of the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters (AMIE); Francois Baird, founder of FairPlay and Izaak Breitenbach, GM of the SA Poultry Association, the local broiler organisation