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Table Grape Industry Seeks Continuation of Statutory Measures

June 9, 2020

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) has called for the continuation of statutory measures on table grapes.

The National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) announced the application in Government Gazette 43398.

According to the NAMC, the request from SATI seeks the continuation of statutory measures (levies, records & returns and registration) on table grapes produced, inspected and passed for export, in terms of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.

Current statutory measures, focused on payment of levies, keeping of records and returns and registration of directly affected groups, are set to expire on 27 October 2020.

The plan is for current and proposed levy amounts to increase with approximately 3,6 cents per carton (c/carton) per year over the next four years.

Comment is invited until 19 June 2020.