AGOA renewal depends on whether poultry gets on shelves

Obama will suspend South African benefits if action not taken ahead of March 15.

South Africa and U.S. negotiators did reach an agreement on reopening markets to U.S. poultry, beef and pork products, however, the Obama administration said it would be watching to see if they live up to their commitments before reinstating full benefits of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

A U.S. Trade Representative spokesman said, “With the substantive points resol

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