The History of AMIE

since 1996

AMIE was founded in 1996

The Constitution (available on this website) was adopted at the first AGM held in 1997.

The Association was founded due to a need by Meat and Poultry Importers and Exporters to have a mouthpiece to talk on behalf of the industry and to look after the interests of the members, as contained in the constitution.

The Association has been accepted and recognised as the Industry Spokesperson locally and internationally.

In South Africa AMIE is recognised by:

  • DALRRD (Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development)
  • ITAC / DTI (International Trade Access Commission)
  • SARS / CUSTOMS (South African Revenue Services)
  • NAMC (National Agriculture Marketing Council)
  • DOH (Department of Health)

AMIE is a member of the Red Meat Industry Forum (Policy body for the Red Meat Industry)

AMIE is a member of SAMIC (South African Meat Industry Company) and holds a seat on the board of directors

Internationally Amie is recognised by numerous meat, poultry and export associations and councils.

AMIE has been involved in many matters relating to:

  • Tariff determination
  • Market access
  • Trade Barriers
  • Import Duties
  • Dumping Duties
  • And other matters relating to fair trade

AMIE supported the Red Meat Industry in applying for a proportional statutory levy on the Red Meat Industry and is a beneficiary of this levy.

Current focus areas are:

– Sustainable trade (in particular market access and tariffs) 

– Fair trade ( level playing field for all participants)

See also – benefits of membership