On 17 November the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development issued a Government Gazette notice on “Application for Market Access Permits for Agricultural Products in terms of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement for 2021” in terms of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Act, 2003, as amended to BBBEE Amendment Act, 2013 .
In order to fulfil South Africa's commitment under the WTO Marrakesh Agreement regarding market access, it is hereby made known that market access permits will be issued for the products specified in the Table 1 of Import Arrangements and under the conditions set out in the Schedule.
Permits will be issued only to importers in South Africa for importation into South Africa for the quantities and at the reduced levels of duty as specified in Table 1 of the Government Gazette notice.
A copy of the Government Gazette notice is available on request.
Story by: Riaan de Lange