Paul Matthew: SA’s poultry producers and importers are stronger together

24 November 2023,  Business Day, Paul Matthew Bird flu is likely to become the new normal in SA, so we need to make sure we are looking beyond the current crisis. Much like our rugby world champions, we believe that when we are facing a challenge we are stronger together. We believe this is the […]

A temporary rebate on chicken import duties will be an important pro-poor step

09 November 2023, Daily Maverick, Lawrence Edwards and Jing Chien The domestic poultry industry is facing an unprecedented crisis. The outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) from April 2023, including the difficult-to-control H7N6 strain, has led to the culling of more than 7.5 million birds, resulting in egg shortages on supermarket shelves. In a […]

Concerns over poultry shortages and price increases

01 November 2023,, Danielle Mentoor The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters of Southern Africa (AMIE) says speed is of the essence in rolling out emergency measures to mitigate possible poultry shortages and price increases this festive season. This is due to recent recent Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza HPAI (bird flu) outbreak in the […]

Warning over chicken and egg stocks in South Africa

31 October 2023, The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters of Southern Africa (AMIE) says that the government needs to take emergency action and treat the ongoing chicken and egg crisis as a crisis, or else consumers will continue to suffer the brunt of shortages in the country. South Africa is in the midst […]

Call for govt to impose temporary tax rebate on imported chicken

23 October 2023 (, Gcinokuhle Malinga) AMIE  says a temporary tax rebate on import duties for chicken will help cushion consumers against the rising cost of poultry products. The association has welcomed Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel’s request to the International Trade Administration Commission to look into the possibility of relaxing duties. It’s in an […]

AMIE asks for more agile trade responses as chicken, egg supply tightens

Monday 23 October 2023 (Engineering News,  Marleny Arnoldi, Deputy Editor Online) The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters (AMIE) has welcomed Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel’s directive to the Import and ExportControl Regime, administered by the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac), to consider creating a temporary rebate on import duties […]


MEDIA RELEASE: 19th of October 2023 AMIE SUCCEEDS WITH SUNSET REVIEW On the 12th of October 2023, final judgement in the case brought by AMIE against the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC), Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC), Minister of Finance, the South African Revenue Services (SARS) and the South African Poultry Association (SAPA) regarding […]


MEDIA RELEASE 3 OCTOBER 2023: In a recent article published in Business Live (October 1) on the dangers that bird flu poses for the SA economy, the local poultry producers association SAPA made comments that cannot go unchallenged. Izaak Breitenbach, general manager of the Broiler Organisation of the South African Poultry Association, said this week […]

Hume warns of high poultry prices ahead of festive season

By Engineering News, 11 Sept 2023 South Africans face the possibility of a chickenless festive season this year owing to a perfect storm of supply shortages and rapid price hikes, says meat wholesaler Hume International. MD Fred Hume cites data from the Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice and Dignity Group finding that the price of a 10 kg bag […]

AMIE Academy Applications Open to Industry

In July 2023, the Association for Meat Importers and Exporters (AMIE) announced its transformation initiative under the banner of the AMIE Academy.  We are pleased to announce that nominations and applications to the broader industry are now open. The launch of the academy is a call to action for all industry stakeholders to take the […]