NEWS STATEMENT BY THE NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL MARKETING COUNCIL
REQUEST FOR THE CONTINUATION OF STATUTORY MEASURES RELATING TO LEVIES, REGISTRATION AND RECORDS & RETURNS IN THE RED MEAT INDUSTRY IN TERMS OF THE MARKETING OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS ACT
REQUEST FOR COMMENTS / INPUTS FROM ROLE PLAYERS
IN THE RED MEAT INDUSTRY

It is hereby made known that, in terms of section 10 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act, 1996 (Act No. 47 of 1996) (MAP Act), the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has received a request from the red meat industry for the continuation of statutory measures relating to levies, registration, the keeping of records and the rendering of returns. The Red Meat Industry Forum (RMIF), representative of most of the role-players in the red meat industry, applied for these statutory measures.

The current statutory measures in the red meat industry will expire on 4 November 2018. The RMIF requested ministerial approval for the continuation of these statutory measures for a new period of two years, from 5 November 2018 to lapse on 4 November 2020. In terms of this application, the red meat industry refers to role-players involved in the production and marketing of cattle, goats, sheep and its products, as well as products purchased for processing.

The National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) took cognisance that the proposed
continuation of the statutory measures relating to levies, registration, the keeping of records and
the rendering of returns in the red meat industry as requested by RMIF, is consistent with the
objectives of the MAP Act. The request is currently being investigated by the NAMC and
recommendations in this regard will be made to the Minister in the near future. It is envisaged
that explanatory notes regarding the proposed statutory measures will be published in the
Government Gazette of 2 March 2018.

Directly affected groups in the red meat industry are kindly requested to submit any
comments, regarding the proposed statutory measures, to the NAMC on or before
16 March 2018, to enable the Council to finalise its recommendation to the Minister in this
regard.

Submissions should be in writing and be addressed to:
National Agricultural Marketing Council
Private Bag X 935
PRETORIA
0001
Enquiries : Mr Ndumiso Mazibuko
E-mail : ndumiso@namc.co.za
Tel No. : (012) 341 1115
: 073 551 8388
Fax No. : (012) 341 1911

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