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Raisins South Africa Seeks Continuation of Statutory Measures

August 4, 2020

Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Raisins South Africa has applied for the continuation of statutory measures (levies, records and returns and registration) on dried vine fruit (raisins) produced and imported into South Africa.

The agriculture, land reform and rural development department announced the application in Government Gazette 43571.

The current statutory measures will expire on 27 October 2020.

The proposed new levy is 16c/kg for 2020/21 increasing to 21c/kg in 2023/24.

Comment is invited until 14 August 2020.

Meanwhile, the department announced the establishment of statutory measures in the red meat sector:

• Notice 826 – establishment of statutory measure: records and returns by abattoirs and other role–players in the red meat industry – parties to render records and returns to the Meat Statutory Measure Services – in order to promote the efficiency of the marketing of red meat – in effect on 5 November 2020 for two years;
• Notice 827 – establishment of statutory measure: registration of role-players in the red meat industry – purpose and aim of the statutory measure is to compel the parties to register with the Meat Statutory Measure Services – in effect on 5 November 2020 for two years;
• Notice 828 – establishment of levy and determination of guideline prices: levy on cattle, sheep, goats, red meat, red meat products, processed pork – in effect on 5 November 2020 for two years.

In Board Notice 86, the Registrar of the Agricultural Produce Agents Council has listed unclaimed monies payable to principals of fresh produce agents.
Any person who is of the opinion that he/she is entitled to an indicated amount is invited to claim it within 90 days from the date of publication.