Levy Rates Nov 2018

IMPORTANT NOTICE: EXTENSION OF THE CURRENT STATUTORY LEVY PERIOD

Please be advised that the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries has extended the current Red Meat Statutory Levy for an additional two years as promulgated in the Government Gazette No. 41839 of 17 August 2018. The extension shall come into operation on 5 November 2018 and will lapse after two years.

The Statutory measure shall apply to –
a) Cattle, Sheep and Goats (herein also referred to as “designated animals”) purchased or sold;
b) Red meat and red meat products from the designated animals, hides and skins from these designated animals processed within the boundaries of the Republic of South Africa;
c) Unprocessed hides and skins from these designated animals exported from the Republic of South Africa;
d) Red meat and red meat products (excl. hides and skins) imported into the Republic of South Africa;
e) Designated animals exported live from the Republic of South Africa;
f) Processed Pork.

THE LEVY RATES (excl. VAT) AS FROM 1 NOVEMBER 2018 WILL BE:

➢ Rates between “Buyer” & “Seller”:
Cattle / Calves = R6.24 per head
Sheep / Goats = R1.34 per head

➢ Abattoirs:
Cattle / Calves = R10.40 per head
Sheep / Goats = R2.02 per head

➢ Meat Traders:
R659 per year during which the meat trader sells red meat, processed pork or red meat products.

➢ Importers:
R1160 per container or consignment of red meat and /red meat products to be imported.

IMPORTANT:

  • These levies are payable to the levy administrator prior to the application of an import permit from DAFF.
  • The levy receipt number needs to be submitted with the import permit application.

➢ Exporters of live animals:
Cattle / Calves = R10.40 per head
Sheep / Goats = R2.02 per head

➢ Exporters of Hides & Skins:
Hides / Skins = 2,01c per kg

➢ Meat Processors:
Red meat; Red meat products and processed Pork = 2,01c per kg

➢ Livestock Agents / Brokers:
0,102% of the total commission earned

➢ Tanneries:
Processed Hides / Skins = 2,01c per kg

➢ Animals not presented for slaughter (Feedlots):
Cattle / Calves = R6.24 per head
Sheep / Goats = R1.34 per head

Please take note:

  • Registration form (all applicable Levy Payers are required to register or re-register on an annual basis);
  • Levy Return form for the period 1 Nov 2018 to 31 Oct 2019.

The following regulations apply:

  • Levy return forms AND payments need to be submitted 14 days after the end of the month in which the slaughter took place;
  • The Statutory levy applies to ALL animals slaughtered at the abattoir (this includes private slaughters).

Notice of Extension of current LP – 5 Nov 2018

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