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Revised import conditions notified to WTO SPS Committee

On 9 November 2015, South Africa notified her revised import conditions for for the import of cattle, sheep and goats from Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland to the WTO SPS Committee with a comment period of 60 days from date of circulation of the Notification. 


This issue emanates from late 2013 when the revised import requirements, circulated through draft veterinary certificates, was scheduled for implementation on 01 January 2014. The 9 November 2015 Notification to the WTO SPS Committee is based on the alignment of import requirements for cattle, sheep, and goats from Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland and cites the animal health and protection of humans from animal/plant pest or disease as the rationale. The specific veterinary certificates can be obtained from the ATF. 

Download PDF Document: The WTO Notification can be accessed here

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