Ina Opperman
Business Journalist
6 minute read
4 May 2022
4:51 pm

Australia accused of dumping chicken in SA, threatening local market, jobs

Ina Opperman

If Australia is dumping chicken in South Africa, it can add to the distress of the chicken farmers in the country as well as job losses.

Australia dumping chicken

Australia appears to be using South Africa as a dumping ground for its chicken, with Australian producers somehow managing to land chicken portions here at prices below those of other countries known to be dumping chicken in the country. According to the FairPlay Movement, Sars data shows these extraordinarily low prices. In December chicken drumsticks to the value of R626 000 were imported at R8.89/kg, about half the price of the drumsticks that Brazil was accused of dumping in South Africa. The FairPlay Movement is a not-for-profit trade movement that fights for jobs with the goal to end predatory trade practices...