Feeds, supplementry feeds
Ecotao can import feeds, but it is the responsibility of the customer/purchaser to ensure they have the correct import permits
Regulations for imported animal products
Rules for importation
Each consignment of animal and/or animal products for importation into South Africa must be accompanied by:
An original veterinary import permit, issued by the National Directorate Veterinary Services
An original health certificate, duly completed in English and in accordance with the requirements of the import permit, and signed (in blue ink) by the competent veterinary authority of the exporting country.
Any consignment of animals and/or animal products imported into South Africa without an original veterinary import permit can be regarded as an illegal importation.
NB: The veterinary import permit must be issued before the consignment leaves the exporting country.
Consequences of illegal importation
Various measures can be taken against illegal imports, depending on the type of import, including:
refusal of entry and detaining of the illegal consignment
an order will be served on the importer to remove the consignment from South Africa or the consignment will be destroyed
prosecution of the importer can be instituted.
The Act makes provision for the following:
- first conviction: a fine of up to R4 000 or imprisonment for a period of up to 2 years, or both
- second conviction: a fine of up to R8 000 or imprisonment for a period of up to 4 years, or both
- third or subsequent conviction: imprisonment without the option of a fine
- if it can be proven that the importation constituted an animal disease risk, the Act makes provision for (first offence) imprisonment for a period of up to 7 years.