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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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EU AI UPDATE

EU AI UPDATE DAFF HAS SUBMITTED ITS REPORT ON ITS INSPECTION VISIT TO SPAIN A FEW DAYS AGO. IT IS NOW UP TO THE SPANISH VETERINARY AUTHORITIES TO RESPOND TO DAFF'S FINDINGS AND OBSERVATIONS. DAFF HAS NOW REPORTED ITS FINDINGS OF ITS FIRST VISIT TO HUNGARY AND...

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BREXIT-THE UK VIEW

It is foreseen that the existing agreement will continue to apply to the UK during the transition period – the EU will ask third countries to accept this and treat the UK effectively as a member state which is part of the agreements. Up until the transition period and...

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Avian Influenza EU

Avian Influenza EU Good Morning, Below is DAFF’s response to a request for an update on the EU Avian Flu market closures and inspections,   David     “With regards to the poultry imports from the EU: The first mission was concluded beginning of March.  We are...

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EXPORT WORKSHOP

A very successful export workshop was held last week.Present were members of the AMIE executive team,some AMIE members,non AMIE traditional exporters,and representatives from various DAFF departments,and outside consultants, as well as the DTI,and very pleasingly,some...

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EXPORTS

We are finally putting the E back into AMIE. Tomorrow we are hosting an industry EXPORT workshop.In attendance will be numerous exporters,DAFF (co hosts),the DTI,and a number of AMIE members. There will be presentations by DAFF and the DTI as well as open discussions...

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LISTERIOSIS

As members are aware the source (s) of the tragic listeriosis outbreak in SA have been traced and extensively publicized. Investigations are apparently ongoing.     AMIE has no involvement in this tragedy.   However we are very saddened and distressed by the loss of...

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LISTERIOSIS

LISTERIOSIS---We have not posted anything on our website to date concerning the listeriosis outbreak in South Africa as we were waiting for the authorities to trace its source. Unfortunately,despite extensive investigations and monitoring of the outbreak by The...

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UPDATES

UPDATES: Avian Influenza EU--DAFF is sending an inspection team to the Netherlands,Spain and Poland in February 2018 to inspect facilities and controls. Other previously AI infected countries will be visited after 1 March-no details are available at this time.  ...

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DURBAN PORT ISSUES

Durban Port Issues/SOP 2017   Papers have been served on relevant parties. Now awaiting responses. DAFF has requested meeting for 29th September. Should consider roping in Etlin. Must be sure to discuss NHLS issue in detail,over which there is much dissatisfaction.  ...

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