Heavier duties on imports of some poultry could cause disruption in the market over the next few weeks.
The move could cause headaches for buyers who have recently enjoyed abundant cheap supplies.
Home producers claim overseas suppliers, especially processors in Brazil, have been exploiting an anomaly in the EU import regime, allowing salted chicken to enter the market at artificially low prices.
Brussels is now expected to increase the access charge either next month or in October.

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