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SA citrus growers want 4 more years of statutory export-levies

The citrus growing association of South Africa have lodged an application for statutory levies to be implemented again in the citrus enterprise for the next four years, Fresh Plaza website reports.
The request - which has been delivered to Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, is now being considered by the National Agricultural Marketing Forum.

The present measures lapse on 31 December this year and, should the association's request be successful, the new levies will be implemented again with effect from 1 January 2013, according to Fresh Plaza.

The suggested new measures are necessary, the association says, because this forces exporters to keep records of market and production information, including record of notes and statements, registration of directly involved shipments and payment of statutory levies, Fresh Plaza reports.

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