Chicken Disputes Between U.S. and South Africa

By Jieying Ding

Delaware, the birthplace of the American chicken industry, has taken on a trade battle against South Africa for imposing tariffs on American chickens, reported by The New York Times. As a result, American politicians led by Senator Johnny Isakson are threatening to exclude South Africa from a trade partnership. In response, South Africa contends that the U.S. is simply trying to dump chickens to South Africa. Well, no matter who has the better argument, this dispute happens in a bad timing for President Obama as he is pushing for an aggressive trade agenda in Congress.