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Impasse Over Exports to RSA May Be Resolved


The U.S. Department of Commerce will grant exemptions to South Africa on aluminum and steel tariffs imposed by the Administration during early summer.

The South African Poultry Association filed suit in August to reimpose tariffs lifted in 2015 as a result of an agreement based on the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act.

USAPEEC announced the rescission of tariffs in the October 29th edition of MondayLine praising Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and Johnny Isakason (R-GA) for their efforts in this regard.

South Africa was the subject of considerable litigation and Congressional pressure during 2015 and 2016 to receive U.S. product. Following resumption of imports, the nation ranked 8th during the period January to August 2018 with imports of 70,643 metric tons of in-bone product at a total value of $63.3 million or a unit value of $896 per metric ton. In August 2018, South Africa ranked 8th for the month importing 10,071 metric tons valued at $8.5 million, respectively higher by 69.3cpersent in volume and 41.7 percent in value over August 2017.

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