Wheat Press Release Levies

15 May 2014

The current statutory measure regarding levies on winter cereals, as promulgated by Government Notice No. R.727 of 22 August 2010, will expire on 30 September 2014.

The Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) received a request from the Wheat Forum, on behalf of the directly affected groups in the winter cereal industry, for the introduction and promulgation of statutory levies (VAT excluded), for the different winter cereal commodities for a one-year term, at the same rates than the past year, as indicated below:

Term Wheat Barley Oats
1/10/2014 to 30/9/2015 R17 per metric ton R16 per metric ton R13 per metric ton

 

These levies will be payable on all winter cereal sold, imported, processed or converted, exported, and in respect of which a SAFEX silo receipt has been issued if the levy in respect of such a winter cereal has not been paid before.
As the proposed statutory levies are consistent with the objectives of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act, the NAMC is investigating the possible implementation of the relevant statutory levies to report back to the Minister.

Explanatory notes regarding the proposed statutory levies are available at the offices of the Council. The relevant explanatory notes will also be published in the Government Gazette of 23 May 2014.

Directly affected groups in the winter cereal industry are kindly requested to submit any comments or objections regarding the proposed statutory levies to the NAMC in writing (fax 012 341 1911 or e-mail lizettem@namc.co.za) on or before 6 June 2014, to enable the Council to formulate its recommendation to the Minister in this regard.