Minister Rob Davies saved Agoa for South Africa, says leading chicken producer

(Also read "Drought brings expensive bread, maize, meat, chicken and veggies for Christmas".)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Chris Schutte, CEO of leading South African poultry producer Astral Foods.

Schutte gave feedback on the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) – a US law that gives access of South African agricultural products into the US market.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

There were avian flu outbreaks in 20 US states.

Chris Schutte, Astral Foods CEO

Minister Rob Davies saved Agoa for South Africa.

Chris Schutte, Astral Foods CEO

Importing finished goods will not assist the South African economy. We need to protect some of our industries.

Chris Schutte, Astral Foods CEO

You can only have free trade when there’s fair trade.

Chris Schutte, Astral Foods CEO

The anti-dumping tariff had hardly any impact.

Chris Schutte, Astral Foods CEO

We’re not afraid of imports.

Chris Schutte, Astral Foods CEO

US input costs are much less than ours. It’s not a level playing field.

Chris Schutte, Astral Foods CEO

Leg quarters are almost a waste product for the US.

Chris Schutte, Astral Foods CEO

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