A trade protocol for poultry meat and day-old-chicks has been signed by South African and US Veterinarians, the South African trade authorities have announced.
Earlier this month, the US announced that South Africa’s benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) would be suspended in the new year unless issues related to agricultural imports were sorted.
An import quota for US chicken into South African was agreed in Paris in June, but implementation of the agreement has been held up by conflict over the sanitary regulation of beef, pork and poultry meat.
In particular, the US wanted South Africa to regionalise its ban on poultry from the US following this year’s highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks.
Now, South Africa has agreed to that, saying in a statement that the newly signed trade protocol grants continued exports of poultry from those areas in the US that are not affected by avian influenza, in the event of a future outbreak.
South Africa’s statement said that negotiating a protocol that secured market access and protected health had been a difficult process, but that the agreement was a significant milestone in helping the country to keep its AGOA eligibility.
The statement added that the 65,000 ton quota for US poultry imports will be implemented by 31 December.
Source: The Poultry Site
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