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July 10, 2020
This quarterly report includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade...
June 5, 2020
The South Africa Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development announced an outbreak of African Swine Fever in a small scale setting in the Eastern Cape Province.
April 7, 2020
On March 23, 2020, the President of South Africa announced that starting from March 26 2020, South Africa would enter into a 21-day lockdown until April 16, 2020.
February 7, 2020
All the sections of the Report have been updated based on updated website links and contacts, as well as to comply with the updated reporting instructions.
January 29, 2020
South Africa was in the process of recovering from the January 2019 Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak when a new incident occurred on November 1 in the Molemole District of Limpopo.
October 31, 2019
South Africa has a highly diversified agricultural sector which includes the production of all the major grains (except rice), oil seeds, deciduous and subtropical fruits, sugar, citrus, wine....
March 15, 2019
The January 2019 outbreak of foot and mouth disease in South Africa led to several countries, including China, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, eSwatini, Zambia and Zimbabwe, suspending imports....
July 26, 2018
All the sections of the Report have been updated based on recent regulation amendments, updated website links and to comply with the updated reporting instructions.
April 10, 2018
Post estimates that South African beef imports will remain relatively flat at about 45,000 tons in 2018.
September 8, 2017
Post estimates that South African pork imports will increase marginally by about 2.5 percent annually, reaching about 32,000 tons cwe in 2017 and 33,000 tons cwe in 2018.
June 9, 2017
On May 18, 2017, the South African Ministry of Health invited further comments or inputs on the Draft Regulations relating to maximum levels of metals in foodstuffs.
April 26, 2017
On March 22, 2017, the South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announced it has suspended meat imports from establishments suspected to be involved in the Brazil meat scandal.
January 23, 2017
This is the first FAIRS - Certification Report for South Africa. The report lists major certificates and permits required to export food and agricultural products to South Africa.
September 22, 2015
Over the past two decades, steady economic growth and increased average income in South Africa resulted in the rapid expansion of meat consumption.
August 24, 2015
Since last reported in GAIN, South Africa has not finalized issues related to its concerns over the trade measures that stop exports of U.S. poultry, beef, and pork.
August 6, 2015
Minister of Agriculture Kátia Abreu discussed expanding beef, poultry, dairy, fruit, and wheat trade with Russia, Myanmar, Japan, South Africa, and Argentina.
July 13, 2015
June 4 and 5, 2015, in Paris, the South Africa and U.S. poultry industries came to an agreement that would permit the return of U.S. bone in chicken to South Africa.
February 18, 2015
United States exporters of agricultural products to South Africa, especially meat exporters, face both tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade.
January 14, 2015
On January 13, 2015, the South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) held a media conference to update relevant stakeholders on the current status of Foot and Mouth Disease.