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Plans to Register Karoo Lamb as South African Geographical Indication

October 14, 2020

Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Agricultural Product Standards plans to register Karoo Lamb/Karoo Lam as a South African geographical indication (GI).

The agriculture, land reform and rural development department published the call for objections to the proposed registration in Government Gazette 43784.

Objections are invited within 30 days from the date of publication.

The intention to register flows from the Regulations relating to the protection of GIs used on agricultural products intended for sale in South Africa.

The Karoo Lamb Consortium submitted the application to register Karoo Lamb/Karoo Lam as a GI.

Meanwhile, in Notice 549, Product Control for Agriculture published inspection fees for fresh fruit and vegetables imported into South Africa.

During normal time, the fee stands at R230 per half hour or part thereof while normal overtime stands at R520 per hour.

The rates apply to inspections carried out at any harbour, airport, distribution center, packhouse, cold storage facility and any other designated facility that holds, handles or distributes imported fresh fruit and vegetables for sale in South Africa.

In Gazette 43786, the department called for nominees to be considered for appointment as members of the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC).

Appointees will serve a four-year term.

Nominations are invited until 30 October 2020.