Temporary Rebate Provision on Chicken in the Offing




  • Trade and Industry

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Department of Trade, Industry and Competition 

A temporary rebate provision on fresh, chilled or frozen chicken is in the offing. 

The trade, industry and competition department announced the intention to set up the temporary rebate provision in Government Gazette 49399 in terms of section 16(1)(d)(ii) of the International Trade Administration Act of 2002. 

According to the department, the trade, industry and competition minister, Ebrahim Patel, directed the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) to consider the creation of the temporary rebate provision.  

The minister called on ITAC to conduct an expedited investigation. 

ITAC should also consider whether the temporary rebate should only apply to ordinary customs duties or whether rebating anti-dumping duties should also be included. 

The minister wants the rebate to be made subject to a rebate permit issued by ITAC in consultation with the director-general of the agriculture, land reform and rural development department. 

The temporary rebate provision will apply for the duration of the chicken shortage caused by an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in South Africa. 

Comments are invited within two weeks of the date of the notice.