Debate on the role of tariffs in the local poultry sector

We have seen huge increases in the price of chicken due to several factors such as transport and fuel price increases, inflation, food and commodity shortages, global conflicts and increases of in feed prices. This has once again opened the long-standing debate on tariffs on imported chicken products and the impact these tariffs have, if any, on the local price of chicken products. SAPA believes that import tariffs are not only necessary but crucial to protect the local poultry industry from predatory dumping practices which in the long-term lead to job losses within our South African poultry industry.

To debate this issue in depth, Business Day TV spoke to a number of stakeholders within the industry. Izaak Breitenbach, GM of SAPA was part of the important discussion.

The full debate is available below.