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South Africa Reviewing of Anti-Dumping Duties

11/22/2022

According to USDA-FAS report SF2022-0041 released on November 16th, the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) has announced a Sunset Review of anti-dumping duties on frozen bone-in portions of chicken imported from the United States.  The ITAC is responding to an application to review anti-dumping duties from the South African Poultry Association.  The producer group in South Africa maintains that absent a dumping duty, frozen bone-in portions would continue to be imported from the U.S.  The South African Poultry Association claims that bone-in leg quarters are sold below cost, based on the U.S. preference for white meat.  The ITAC will consider whether dumping occurred over the period January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 to determine whether the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports above 71,290 tons will be either removed or retained.

 

Currently, ten nations are subject to anti-dumping duties, although in early August 2022 the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Competition suspended anti-dumping duties on product from Brazil, Denmark, Ireland, Poland and Spain for twelve months justified by the increase in the price of food and specifically, protein.  Anti-dumping duties were retained for the United States.

 

As part of the Sunset Review, ITAC will review data submitted by importers, exporters and industry associations.  Completed questionnaires are required by December 9th, 2022. The subsequent investigation may take six months to conclude.


 
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