Declared Agricultural Products

For purposes of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act, 1996 (Act No. 47 of 1996), the Minister approved the products declared as agricultural products. See more for details (attach a document).

Statutory measures are implemented for a specific agricultural product. The MAP Act initially stipulated in its definition that an “agricultural product” is a primary product declared as an agricultural product in terms of subsection (2) of the MAP Act. This definition was amended on 14 November 1997 by the deletion of the word “primary”, to read that an agricultural product is a product declared as an agricultural product.

On 4 September 1997 (Government Gazette Notice No. R. 1189), the Minister declared a list of products as agricultural products for the purpose of the MAP Act. Since then, statutory measures on various agricultural products have been approved and promulgated. Where statutory measures were requested on products not particularly declared as agricultural products, or where uncertainties existed as to whether products were included or not, the notice regarding the declaration of agricultural products was amended. Amendments were approved and promulgated in Government Notices No. R. 487 of 23 April 1999, No. R. 1148 of 2 December 2005, No. R. 553 of 22 May 2009, No. R. 215 of 16 March 2012, and No. R.46 of 31 January 2014.

The list is as follows:

  • Animal and plant propagation material
  • Aquaculture products
  • Bee and honey products
  • Birds and poultry
  • Bulbs, tubers, roots and ornamental plants
  • Cattle, goats, sheep, pigs and game as well as their products
  • Coffee
  • Deciduous fruit (apples, pears, apricots, peaches, nectarines, plums and table grapes) including dried fruit
  • Eggs
  • Flowers
  • Fruit and nuts
  • Horses
  • Grains, including wheat, barley, oats, durum wheat, rye, maize and sorghum and products derived from grains as listed in the Customs and Excise Tariff Book
  • Grasses and hay
  • Herbs and spices
  • Legumes
  • Milk and all dairy products under Customs Tariff Classification 04.01 to 04.06
  • Meat
  • Mushrooms
  • Natural fibres, including cotton and products containing cotton, as listed in the Customs and Excise Tariff Book
  • Oilseeds, including canola, and products derived from oilseeds as listed in the Customs and Excise Tariff Book
  • Olives and olive oil
  • Potatoes, including table potatoes, seed potatoes, processed potatoes and any other form of potatoes
  • Sugar cane
  • Tobacco
  • Tea
  • Vegetables