Agri SA said that they will monitor the impact of the recent protocols between South Africa and the United States regarding agricultural goods under the African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA).
President of Agri SA, Johannes Moller, said it was important that they understand the details of the Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) requirements of the protocols and its impact on the South African agricultural industry.
“We will monitor and analyse the results and impact of the concessions to ensure we protect our industry and develop the sector to its full potential,” Moller explained.
Moller also said that the exploration of opportunities in both economies remain essential in the sustainable development of economies.
This follows US President Barack Obama’s notice that if issues in the poultry industry between the two countries weren’t resolved by January 4, 2016, SA would lose its duty-free privilege.
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