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EU SAFEGUARD

EU Safeguard Action.   ITAC issued an essential facts letter,to which we have responded. The next step is for ITAC to propose a safeguard duty to Minister Davies,who will then discuss the recommendation with the Trade and Development Committee,consisting of SA and EU...

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EU AI

As members are aware, the Netherlands was declared AI free on 17th May,while Poland and Spain are apparently AI free,with the UK expected to announce their freedom within the next two weeks.   DAFF,instead of reopening the Netherlands,initially delayed any decision...

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Safeguard Update

Both AMIE and SAPA had oral presentations at ITAC this week. The parties are not privy to each others presentations. What we do know,however,based upon documents placed in the public file,is that ITAC has requested SAPA to update information to 31 December 2016. One...

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza

Its that time of the year again and Avian influenza poses a risk to poultry exports from certain European countries. Hungary has already been banned from exports to South Africa. All eyes are now on the rest of the EU where outbreaks of HPAI have been found in wild...

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EU SAFEGUARD APPLICATION

As members are aware,SAPA,who are addicted to protectionism,has initiated an Agricultural Safeguard Action against bone in chicken portions imported from the EU. This application is in terms of the provisions of the TDCA (the free trade agreement that exists between...

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AGOA

AGOA, is at the time of writing,still not finalized. As regards poultry,there is already a lot of product on the water,and importers have been applying for quota allocation permits for the period commencing 1 April 2016. Beef has been finalized and the health...

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AGOA

AGOA seems to be back on track after much scurrying around,poor communication from most Government departments, and warnings from the USA. Apparently many permit applications for the period up to 31st March 2016 have already been received,despite a new outbreak of...

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AGOA

As members are aware,SA and the USA reached agreement on a health certificate for USA poultry and the market for bone in product has re-opened,with DAFF issuing health certificates. There is still some confusion relating to quota allocation permits.The original quota...

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NEW YEAR MESSAGE

WE WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL MEMBERS AND THEIR LOVED ONES A VERY HAPPY FESTIVE SEASON AND A HAPPY,HEALTHY AND SUCCESSFUL 2016.   David and the AMIE Executive Committee

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Chairman’s Report AGM November 2015

26TH November 2015     CHAIRMAN’S REPORT FOR THE YEAR ENDED SEPTEMBER 2015     Good morning to our members and guests   Welcome to this, our 19th annual general meeting.   As always, the last year has been both eventful and hectic.At last year’s AGM I discussed the...

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CEO’s Report AGM November 2015

                                                                                                    26 November 2015       CEO’S REPORT FOR THE YEAR ENDED SEPTEMBER 2015     Introduction   This is my 8th CEO’s AGM report, and possibly my last.   I have read through...

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USA QUOTAS

QUOTA RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE USA BONE IN CHICKEN OF 65000 MT PA HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED. WE HAVE DISTRIBUTED THESE DOCUMENTS TO ALL MEMBERS. COMMENTS TO ITAC NEED TO BE SUBMITTED BY 13 NOVEMBER. AMIE WILL  COMMENT AND WILL DISTRIBUTE COPIES OF OUR COMMENTS TO...

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AGM

OUR AGM TAKES PLACE AT HUDDLE PARK IN JOHANNESBURG ON THURSDAY 26TH NOVEMBER AT 11-00am. PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO BE THERE.   DAVID

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FEEDINFO INTERVIEW

Feedinfo News Service - 30/07/2014 INTERVIEW: Are Anti-Dumping Duties Protecting South Africa's Poultry Industry? Source: Feedinfo News Service (dated 30/07/2014) 30 July 2014 – South Africa recently announced anti-dumping duties against imports of frozen bone-in...

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