South African poultry producers are calling for an increased import duty on Brazilian chicken, by 3 rand (US$0.38) per kilogram, according to reports.

Importers currently pay a 27 percent customs duty on whole chicken and 2.20 rand per kilogram on boneless cuts. The requested import duty increase would raise the price of whole, imported Brazil chickens by 29 percent and boneless cuts by 15 percent.