Turkey tails tax slug to replace Samoan import ban | Pacific Beat

Turkey tails tax slug to replace Samoan import ban

Turkey tails tax slug to replace Samoan import ban

Updated 20 May 2013, 10:42 AEST

In Samoa, turkey tails are back.

The high fat meat was banned in 2007 amid concerns about diabetes, obesity and heart disease.

But they're back on the menu due to conditions Samoa agreed to for membership to the World Trade Organisation

But the new order stipulates the turkey tails can only be imported for personal consumption.

Anyone wanting to important the tails for business will be slugged with a 300 per cent tax, up from the old rate of 5 per cent.

Presenter: Campbell Cooney

Speaker: Peter Sousa Hoejskov, food safety technical officer, World Health Organisation, Fiji

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