Statutory levies for poultry imports

The National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) has requested groups in the poultry industry to submit comments regarding the proposed statutory measures relating to levies, registration and records and returns on imported products.

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“The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters proposed a statutory levy of 2c/kg on imported chicken products,” stated a NAMC press release.

The estimated income from the proposed statutory levies is between R5,1 million and R5,9 million for 2014/2015.

The NAMC Act stipulates that a statutory levy may not exceed 5% of the price realised for a specific agricultural product at the first point of sale. The maximum of 5% must be based on a guideline price calculated as an average at the first point of sale over a period not exceeding three years.

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Directly affected poultry groups are requested to submit their comments by 11 April 2014.

National Agricultural Marketing Council
Private Bag X 935