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On 1 October 2013 at the inaugural general assembly of IPAS, the poultry industry inter-trade association in Senegal, the Minister for Livestock and Animal Production, Mrs Aminata Mbengue Ndiaye, announced that Senegal would maintain its poultry import ban, first introduced in 2005 in response to the global avian flu outbreak, until at least 2020.The aim of extending the import ban is to continue to promote the development of local poultry production.
The Minister, while acknowledging that the measure went against WTO rules, argued that “the government doesn’t have the right to suddenly expose these Senegalese investors to competition where they’d inevitably be the losers, given the imbalance in power compared to producers from exporting countries.”Despite its success in investment and production, the industry still faces serious problems related to the cost of animal feed, supply of chicks, extensive smuggling and a lack of organisation within the industry.id_article=119358APS, ‘Senegal-économie-protection, Le retour de la volaille importée va couler l’aviculture locale (professionnel)’, 15 April 2013 id_article=111777IPS, ‘La production avicole locale encourage les éleveurs’, 19 January 2013 idnews=7392 Import bans stimulate investment in local production, but they can lead to supply problems and issues of accessibility of poultry products to poorer consumers (see Agritrade article ‘ Senegalese government temporarily removes import restrictions on onions’, 12 October 2013).There is little evidence to date that the poultry import ban in Senegal has led to significant price increases for consumers (potentially linked to the extent of smuggling into the country).The establishment of the new inter-trade association IPAS is aimed at addressing the last of these problems, thereby providing the basis to tackle the more fundamental challenges of cost competitiveness.
At the meeting of the new association, the Minister highlighted the need to invest in marketing infrastructure, such as cold rooms, slaughterhouses, and processing and cutting units.
Jeune Afrique, ‘Le Sénégal maintient l’interdiction d’importer de la volaille jusqu’en 2020’, 3 October 2013
Agence de presse sénégalaise (APS), ‘Sénégal – Commerce, Importation de produits avicoles : l’Etat ne peut ‘’éternellement’’ fermer les frontières (ministre)’, 1 October 2013
Nevertheless, the recent meeting highlighted the importance of designing and implementing accompanying policies when implementing such trade-restrictive measures, in order to enable local poultry sector development to respond effectively to national demand (ranging from investment in production, storage and processing to measures to strengthen the functioning of supply chains).
In terms of trade policy commitments, it needs to be borne in mind that ECOWAS member states recently concluded an agreement on a CET, implementation of which is due to start by 2015 (see Agritrade article ' ECOWAS CET finally adopted while producer organisations raise concerns’, 22 April 2013).
It remains to be seen how the Senegalese government will reconcile its use of outright import bans with its regional tariff and general trade policy commitments.