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South Africa Keeps U.S. Duty-Free Access After Trade Dispute

  • Country to allow 65,000 tons of chicken annually from U.S.
  • South Africa largest non-oil beneficiary of U.S. trade accord
A crane operator unloads shipping containers from freight wagons at the Port of Durban.

A crane operator unloads shipping containers from freight wagons at the Port of Durban.

Photographer: Kevin Sutherland/Bloomberg
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South Africa will retain preferential access for its farming goods to the world’s biggest market after meeting benchmarks set by President Barack Obama to allow the import and sale of U.S. meat products.

“I have determined that suspending the application of duty-free treatment to certain goods is no longer necessary to promote compliance by South Africa with such requirements,” Obama said on Monday in a proclamation.