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March 31, 2010

South Africa awaits decision on maize import tariffs

by Nicky Smith

South African Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies must make any final decision on tariffs on corn imports to protect farmers from cheap imports, Beeld reported, citing the minister of agriculture.

Grain SA, a farmers’ association, made presentations on the issue last week to the International Trade Administration Commission and also met Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Tina Joematt-Pettersson, the Johannesburg-based Afrikaans-language newspaper said. It is up to Davies to make the decision on import protection because Itac falls under his ministry, Joematt- Pettersson said, according to the news

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