Local wheat farmers protected

ZAMBIA is reluctant to relax rules on the importation of wheat flour from Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries to protect the local economy, a senior government official has said.
In 2011, Government imposed a 15 percent duty on imported wheat to protect local farmers as Zambia has become a self-sufficient producer of the commodity.
Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Christopher Yaluma said the decision made by Zambia has been accepted by the SADC Secretariat.
This is contained in a statement issued by first secretary for press and public relations at the Zambian High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa, Naomi Nyawali.
“Zambia’s decision to maintain the status quo concerning wheat importation is in the best interest of the

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