The finalized Standard Operating Procedure when importing from Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia or Swaziland would also be published on the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries website (www.daff.gov.za) for public access and viewing.
Now that the SOP has been finalized, importers of livestock for feedlot or direct slaughter purposes, will have the option of complying with the SOP in order to be eligible for the import requirements relevant to the specific purpose. The SOP will in no way be compulsory.
Import Export Policy Unit
Directorate Animal Health
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Tel: 012 319 7536
Fax: 012 329 6892