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South Africa Suspends Chicken Tariffs to Ease Price Pressures

  • Halt applies to five countries and will last for 12 months
  • Tariffs form key part of state’s plan to aid local producers

South Africa has halted tariffs on poultry for 12 months as part of measures to ease food inflation.

The government suspended duties on imports of the protein from Brazil, Denmark, Ireland, Poland and Spain because of the impact they may have on the price, according to a gazette published Monday. Chicken is one of the more affordable protein sources in South Africa.