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Statutory Measures in the Wine Industry Under the Spotlight

September 13, 2021

Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Statutory measures in the wine industry are set to continue.

The agriculture, land reform and rural development department announced the continuation and establishment of statutory measures in Government Gazette 45122 in terms of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.

Guideline prices are also listed.

Guideline prices include R5 885.00 per ton for grapes intended for the production of wine; 720.42 cents per litre at 17.4 degrees Balling for grape juice concentrate intended for use in wine; 748.86 cents per litre for drinking wine and 748.86 cents per litre for export wine.

The notice focuses on purpose and aims of continuation and establishment of statutory measures; products to which statutory measures apply; area in which statutory measures shall apply; registration measure; returns measure; research levy; export levy; information levy; brandy levy; ethical trade levy and transformation levy.

The continuation of the registration measure, administered by the South African Wine Industry Information and Systems (SAWIS), will assist in promoting the efficiency of the marketing of products thereby enhancing the viability of the wine industry.

The returns measure is designed to compel parties to keep records and render returns to SAWIS in order for continuous, timeous and accurate information relating to the products defined to be available to all role players.

The statutory measures will kick in on 1 January 2022 and lapse on 31 December 2025.