We provide the following services to our members:

  • Technical assistance with plant health import permit applications and verification of import requirements for compliance
  • Technical assistance with interceptions of non-compliant consignments and the implementation of risk management measures
  • Representation in DAFF consultation to revise existing import conditions
  • Participate in development of new plant health import conditions and protocols through Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) approved Pest Risk Analysis outsourcing
  • Representation and coordinated pursuance of new and existing import priorities supported by technical recommendations at various government regulatory forums
  • Representation through coordinated engagements with the South African National Plant Protection Contact Point in DAFF
  • Representation of trade priorities and technical information to Embassies and Exporter’s Associations of trade partners to support new market initiatives
  • Representation and participation in international marketing initiatives
  • Access to up to date¬†information relating to international and regional agreements and/or developments affecting trade with South Africa
  • Access to up to date information and assistance in interpretation of new and amended plant health and food safety legislation, regulations, import control measures and standards that affects the import of fresh produce
  • Access to up to date quarantine pest information affecting imports