EU SAFEGUARD

EU SAFEGUARD As members are aware,the EU Agricultural safeguard was gazetted last week. It is a four year safeguard which has three and a half years still to run. The applicable %s are: First 6 months- 35.3%,second year-30%,third year-25%,fourth year-15%. We believe...

EU SAFEGUARD

EU SAFEGUARD. Industry has been waiting patiently for government to announce its final decision on the EU Safeguard Application. This decision has been expected for many weeks now but nothing has transpired. We are totally opposed to the application,and in...

EU AI RE-OPENINGS

EU AI RE-OPENINGS. Spain and Poland were reopened last week after a very long wait. Hungary is likely to follow. There is no news on Germany,France,Belgium,the UK,or the Netherlands. DAFF supposedly had no funds to conduct inspection visits and also had no staff to...

WELCOME PAUL

A big welcome to Paul Matthew who has joined AMIE as CEO-Designate. Paul will take over the CEO post from me when I retire on 30 November 2018. Paul is highly talented,versatile and experienced and the AMIE management team looks forward to his building on the sound...

MARKET ACCESS AND EU AI UPDATE

Fyi-please see below updated EU AI reopening info,as well as the Ukraine situation,as received from DAFF. Very little interest or enthusiasm from DAFF. They would not be reluctant to open markets in defiance of WTO codes-would they?   David   David Wolpert   CEO...

DISEASE UPDATE

DISEASE UPDATE: ON 30TH MARCH THE OIE POSTED ON ITS WEBSITE NEW OUTBREAKS OF AFRICAN SWINE FEVER AND FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE IN SOUTH AFRICA. THE AFRICAN SWINE FEVER OUTBREAK OCCURRED IN THE NORTHERN CAPE AREA AND WE ARE WAITING FOR MORE INFORMATION, WITH THE LOCAL AND...