Who and what are the Association?

The Association is known as the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters.

The Association is a legal persona and shall have perpetual succession notwithstanding any change of its members.

The Association shall not be carried on for the purpose of gain and the income shall be applied towards the promotion of the Objects, for which it was established.

The Association shall not be entitled to trade or participate in any business carried on by any of its members.

AMIE provides regular and valuable statistical data to members, as well as a continuous flow of vital and important information that crosses our desks. We do not get involved in commercial transactions, but are there to assist members with information, and communication with government departments and officials.


To promote and to protect the interest of the Members.

To deal with all matters that may affect the common interest of the Members.

To confer and collaborate with all bodies controlling and administering the Meat Industry in Southern Africa.

To convey views and recommendations to all concerned in order to improve the meat import and export business.

To seek and maximise official recognition of the Association.

To promote and safeguard the common interest of Members in their activities as Meat importers and exporters.

To represent Members in their dealings with the South African Government, Customs, Board of Trade, Veterinary Services and other regulatory bodies.

To disseminate amongst it’s Members information on all matters affecting the Meat Industry.

To correspond with any similar Association in other countries.

To promote, support or oppose any legislation affecting the rights or objects of the Association and its Members.

To promote ethical business practice amongst all Association members and in the meat industry.

WHO Directs the Affairs of the Association?

Once a year the members are invited to attend the Associations Annual General Meeting, which is normally held in November.
At this meeting the members elect an Executive Committee consisting of a Chairman, and six additional Members, which number can be varied by the Executive Committee per the constitution of the Association, who will serve until the next AGM.

HOW do YOU become a Member?

Contact the Associations office for an application form which can be emailed to you or click here to download the application form. The completed application for membership will be dealt with at the next Executive Committee meeting.

How is the Association financed?

Sources of finance are meat levies as well as the annual membership fee, which is currently R18000 plus vat, payable no later than 3 months after the AGM in November.
There is also a one-time entrance fee of R5000 plus vat for new members.
Offshore members qualify as Associate Members and pay the same entrance fee and R18000 annual membership.