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on April 26, 2012

South Africa says 'no crisis' with Brazil on poultry

Does not believe Brazil will go to World Trade Organization over tariffs

South Africa does not believe Brazil will go to the World Trade Organization over its decision to impose higher tariffs on some poultry imports, and that there's "no big crisis" with Brazil on poultry, according to South Africa Trade Minister Rob Davies.

Brazil's poultry association has said that it would ask the government to approach the World trade Organization about import charges of 6 percent to 63 percent that South Africa imposed on Brazil's exports. Initial information showed that Brazilian producers were dumping products in South Africa and neighboring countries, according to legal representation for the South African Poultry Association.

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