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NAMC Seeks Comment on SA Olive Application

April 7, 2020

Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

The SA Olive Industry Association wants statutory measures (levies, records and returns and registration) on imported and local produced volumes of olive products to continue.

The agriculture, land reform and rural development department published the application for continuation of statutory measures in Government Gazette 43192.

The National Agricultural Marketing Council received the request from SA Olive in March 2020.

The current statutory measures are set to expire on 22 September 2020.

SA Olive is calling for levies, records and returns and registration to be implemented for a new four-year period.

The proposed levy amounts applicable on both local production and imports are the same as the current levies, namely, 8c p/kg for table olives and 40c p/l for olive oil.

Directly affected groups such as producers, packers, importers and processors in the olive industry are invited to comment on the proposed statutory measures until 24 April 2020.