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Industry-specific export control

 

We have collated specific industry information that may be of interest to the exporter. The information listed here includes legal requirements, permits and other new requirements that may come into force from time-to-time. Yout first stop should be the ITAC- International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa :
APPLICATION FOR EXPORT PERMIT (ferrous and non ferrous waste and scrap)
APPLICATION FOR EXPORT PERMIT (general goods)
APPLICATION FOR EXPORT PERMIT (motor vehicle)
APPLICATION TO REGISTER AS AN EXPORTER OR CHANGE OF CURRENT INFORMATION (IEPS 230-b)
EXPORT AUTHORIZATION

  • Export control regulations - ITAC
  • Goods subject to export control measures - ITAC
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    Agriculture

    International Trade Division of the Department of Agriculture, Forestries and Fishing
    International Trade's functions are:

    • to ensure that South Africa's agricultural trade interests are well represented at all times
    • the analyses of international trade and marketing policies and their effect on the sector
    • advice on agricultural trade policy.

    The Directorate also represents the DoA at international forums and negotiations to promote the interest of the agricultural sector, and ensures the correct and smooth operation of permits, quotas and schemes to facilitate trade in terms of trade agreements and other international commitments.

    To get to more information of this division, choose "Divisions" in the left-hand menu and click on "International Trade" in the drop-down menu that appears.

    State Veterinary Services
    Full contact details for the State Veterinary Services in all Provinces including quarantine stations and import/export control.

    Application to export animals / embryos / ova / semen
    Application form, downloadable in pdf format from the Department of Agriculture.

    Application for the issuance of a phytosanitary certificate for exporting plants and plant products
    Exporters of plants and plant products must have phytosanitary authorisation in the form of an import permit issued by the National Plant Protection Organisation (NPPO) of the importing country and a phytosanitary certificate from the NPPO of South Africa. This section of the South African Government Services website gives detailed information about the steps to follow, legal framework, service standard, cost, the forms which need to be completed and relevant contact details of the relevant authority that issues these certificates.

    Application for the issuance of a phytosanitary certificate
    Downloadable pdf form to apply for a phytosanitary certificate. Department of Agriculture (Directorate Plant Health and Quality)

    Application for the exportation of ostriches and ostrich eggs
    An export permit from the Registrar of Animal Improvement is needed before you can export ostriches or ostrich eggs from South Africa. The applicant must be a juristic person, e.g. John Peter Citizen, or John Peter Citizen T/A Diepsloot Stud, or Diepsloot Stud CC, of Diepsloot Stud (Pty) Ltd, or Diepsloot Ltd. If the applicant does not sign the application personally, a letter authorising the signatory such as an agent to sign the application on behalf of the applicant, must accompany the application. Applications must be submitted to the Registrar 30 days prior to exportation. This section of the South African Government Services website gives detailed information about the steps to follow, legal framework, service standard, cost, the forms which need to be completed and relevant contact details of the relevant authority that issues these certificates.

    Application for the exportation of ostriches or eggs
    Downloadable pdf form to apply for permission to export ostriches or eggs. Department of Agriculture (Directorate Animal and Aqua Production Systems).

    Application for approval and registration of veterinary export facilities
    Animals products may only be exported if they come from premises that comply with international standards or the legislation of the importing country. These premises could be an approved abattoir, artificial insemination centre, collection centre, farm, feedlot, food processing factory, food storage premises, etc..This section of the South African Government Services website gives detailed information about the steps to follow, legal framework, service standard, cost, where to obtain the forms which need to be completed and relevant contact details of the relevant authority that issues these permits.

    SENWES
    Senwes is a diversified agri-business that provides agricultural production inputs, market access to agricultural products and value-adding services to its customers. On their website, you are able to view international export quotations for maize, wheat, soybeans, sunflower, soy oil and sorghum as well as import/export prices for maize and wheat.

    Guidelines for Importing and Exporting Animals and Genetic Material

    Automotive

    SABS - Standards Information Centre
    SABS plays an important role in import and export facilitation. Our Standards Information Centre can provide information not only on all national standards and compulsory specifications (technical regulations), but also on the standards and technical regulations applicable in most countries with which South Africa trades. We are the National Enquiry Point for the World Trade Organisation's Technical Barriers to Trade agreements (WTO/ TBT). We sell all ISO and IEC international standards, and the national standards of some countries, which we print on demand, and through our network of standards organizations, we can obtain most other standards in the world. South Africa has enacted and implemented regulations and compulsory standards for the fitness of vehicles used on public roads, as well as off-road and specialized vehicles. In general the standards are aligned with the standards and directives of the EEC and the UN ECE. The National Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996 governs the standards for vehicles and their fitness for use.

    Export control guidelines (Motor cars and other motor vehicles) - ITAC.
    Export permits are issued on request on condition that all relevant vehicle details such as the make, model, year of manufacture, vehicle identification number, etc. are recorded on the applicable application form for the export permit and that the request is accompanied by a police clearance certificate.

    Fishing

    Requirements for a permit to export mariculture fish on a commercial basis
    Downloadable document from the department of environment and tourism.

    Application for a permit to export fish on a commercial basis
    Commercial fishing is to carry out a fishing related activity such as exporting marine fish for trade purposes. To export marine fish to foreign countries or outside the borders of the Republic of South Africa, you must apply for an export permit which is granted by the Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEA&T) or the delegated authority. No person shall export marine fish without a permit. When the existing export permit expires after three months, you must apply for a new one. Failure to adhere to permit conditions may result in its suspension or cancellation.This section of the South African Government Services website gives detailed information about the steps to follow, legal framework, service standard, cost, the forms which need to be completed and relevant contact details of the relevant authority that issues these permits. NB: This export permit excludes fresh water fish which is administered by the Department of Agriculture. Applications for export permits for fresh water live temperate or tropical fish must be made to the Department of Agriculture.

    Application for a permit to export fish
    Downloadable pdf form to apply for a permit to export fish on a commercial basis. Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism.

    Food and Beverages

    Procedures for the export of fresh meat from South Africa
    The procedures to be followed regarding the export of meat as provided by the National Department of Agriculture - Directorate Veterinary Public Health. Downloadable pdf document.

    SABS - Standards Information Centre
    SABS plays an important role in import and export facilitation. Our Standards Information Centre can provide information not only on all national standards and compulsory specifications (technical regulations), but also on the standards and technical regulations applicable in most countries with which South Africa trades. We are the National Enquiry Point for the World Trade Organisation's Technical Barriers to Trade agreements (WTO/ TBT). We sell all ISO and IEC international standards, and the national standards of some countries, which we print on demand, and through our network of standards organizations, we can obtain most other standards in the world. For suppliers of food, certification of the British Retail Council provided by SABS will ensure continued horticultural exports to our greatest trading partner, the United Kingdom.

    Wine and spirits agreement between South Africa and the European Union
    To get to more information, choose "Divisions" in the left-hand menu and click on "International Trade" in the drop-down menu that appears. Click on "Wine and spirits agreement..." in the top menu.

    Manufacturing

    Application to export chemicals
    If you want to export chemicals to South Africa, you need special permission from ITAC. ITAC will decide if it is in the best interests of the public to import the chemicals.The export control measure provided by means of this service enhances control for environmental health and security, as well as for safety and quality compliance. It also ensures that the chemicals comply with environmental requirements.. This section of the South African Government Services website gives detailed information about the steps to follow, legal framework, service standard, cost, the forms which need to be completed and relevant contact details of the relevant authority that issues these certificates.

    Mining and minerals

    SABS - Standards Information Centre
    SABS plays an important role in import and export facilitation. Our Standards Information Centre can provide information not only on all national standards and compulsory specifications (technical regulations), but also on the standards and technical regulations applicable in most countries with which South Africa trades. We are the National Enquiry Point for the World Trade Organisation's Technical Barriers to Trade agreements (WTO/ TBT). We sell all ISO and IEC international standards, and the national standards of some countries, which we print on demand, and through our network of standards organizations, we can obtain most other standards in the world.

    any foreign markets, and we can provide importers proof of compliance with relevant South African compulsory specifications (technical regulations). SABS’s Mining and Minerals operations, in addition to managing several on-site laboratories on behalf of local mining houses, supports and services the country’s coal and mineral exploration activities. It has a team of experts providing the widest range of coal analyses in Southern Africa, including highly specialised petrographic, coal-utilisation and classification services – essentially adding value to the South African mining sector, from exploration all the way through to export.

    Tool, Die and Mould Industry

    Fridge Tooling Industry Assessment & Strategic Plan for the Development of an Internationally Competitive Tooling Industry in South Africa
    FRIDGE report located on the Nedlac website. The South African Tool, Die and Mould (TDM) Industry is in a process of re-inventing itself to take advantage of growth in the industry globally and domestically. The FRIDGE has commissioned this study in order to thoroughly assess the nature of the TDM industry in South Africa and globally, and, based on this evidence, to develop a strategic action plan for the industry .
    The research has found that the South African TDM industry is not currently well positioned to take advantage of the growth opportunities available to it but that it has the possibility of adapting efficiently and effectively if an Industry Master Plan is adopted by all stakeholders and implemented thoroughly over the next ten years. (June 2005)

     
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