Red Meat Industry Press Release:
“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, 1996 (Act No 47 Of 1996), As Amended”
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, Land Reform and Rural Development 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 the proposed statutory measures.
The current statutory measures in the red meat industry will expire on 4 November 2020. The RMIF requested ministerial approval for the continuation of these statutory measures for a new period of two years, from 5 November 2020 to lapse on 4 November 2022. 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 the relevant products purchased for processing.
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