April 17, 2024

MEDIA RELEASE | Government action needed to stop unwarranted, job-killing China export ban on SA wool

Agri SA and the National Wool Growers’ Association of South Africa (NWGA) are extremely concerned about the unjustifiable ban on wool exports to China due to recent Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) outbreaks in parts of the country. The first wool auction for the 2022/23 season is scheduled for 17 August 2022 and, with 70-80% of the South African clip traditionally destined for China, the ban will have a devastating effect on the local wool industry.

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