President Barack Obama has given South Africa until 15 March to fully comply with US requirements on meat imports.
“The US does not want further assurances. It wishes to see product actually arriving in South Africa,” said David Wolpert, CEO of the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters of South Africa (AMIE).
SA needs to finalise things as soon as possible to minimise economic harm to the country’s economy.
“From our vantage point the outstanding issues seem to be administrative and communication issues which will surely be overcome shortly,” Wolpert told Farmer’s Weekly.