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Chickens be patient

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Negotiations are well underway to finalise discussions on Infant Industry Protection by the Ministry of Trade and Industry for the broiler industry. The recent outcry amongst poultry farmers and other industry stakeholders has been centred on the current lack of competitiveness for local chicken.
Gys White, Managing Director of Namib Poultry briefed the Economist on the subject matter, “In our opinion, a big amount of Brazilian chicken is imported and dumped in South Africa that puts pressure on South African producer prices. The South African producers then get rid of their high stock levels at very low prices in countries like Namibia. This in turn puts the Namibian industry under pressure.”
Namib poultry which is lobbying to be the preferred supplier of affordable poultry within Namibia beckoned the government to implement Infant Industry Protection in April last year. Interested and affected parties in the broiler industry had an opportunity to air their opinions earlier last month at a public consultation meeting organised by the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

Negotiations are well underway to finalise discussions on Infant Industry Protection by the Ministry of Trade and Industry for the broiler industry. The recent outcry amongst poultry farmers and other industry stakeholders has been centred on the current lack of competitiveness for local chicken.
Gys White, Managing Director of Namib Poultry briefed the Economist on the subject matter, “In our opinion, a big amount of Brazilian chicken is imported and dumped in South Africa that puts pressure on South African producer prices. The South African producers then get rid of their high stock levels at very low prices in countries like Namibia. This in turn puts the Namibian industry under pressure.”
Namib poultry which is lobbying to be the preferred supplier of affordable poultry within Namibia beckoned the government to implement Infant Industry Protection in April last year. Interested and affected parties in the broiler industry had an opportunity to air their opinions earlier last month at a public consultation meeting organised by the Ministry of Trade and Industry.