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indirect employment through Agoa in the US. However, with US companies having to plan in advance to ensure their products will make it to their stores in time, the uncertainty about its potential expiration in September could potentially lead to extensive losses as fears around placing orders is evident.
Another issue to recently hit the media has been the Agoa row between the US and SA around the chicken trade. The US has complained that SA has been shutting them out by placing tariffs on US chickens while still enjoying the benefits of Agoa which allows SA to export wine, luxury cars and other goods to the US. SA feels that these duties are lawful and that it should be taken to the World Trade Organisation for resolution. SA’s poultry industry is currently negotiating with the US on allowing a quota of their dumped chickens, which would exclude anti-dumping duties, into the South African market. The US is challenging SA’s dumping duties.