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US Threatens to Suspend Part of South Africa Trade Deal

After weeks of delays, lapsed deadlines and rumbling from U.S. meat producers, U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday announced he was cutting the fat out of a major trade agreement with South Africa -- and gave the nation 60 days’ notice that he would revoke duty-free status for agricultural goods such as pork, chicken and beef. The U.S. government has accused South Africa of being unwilling to play by the rules of the African Growth and Opportunities Act. That move restricts South...

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