IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 01 Mar 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import quota

According to the Namibia Economist, the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry has approved the so-called 'Potato and Onion Scheme' in February 2012. Local production of these much-consumed vegetables is small and subject to price fluctuations in the neighbouring South African market. The scheme provides for a monthly import permit regime for potatoes and onions based on the availability of domestic supply: in months of sufficient supply, no import permits will be issued while in months of partial supply, pro-rata import permits will be issued to importers in the height of 10 per cent of the amount supplied domestically. Varieties of the products such as red and spring onions, and large BP1 Grade potatoes used in the production of chips, are excluded from the scheme since it targets only 'normal' potatoes (Grades 1 and 2) and onions (white and brown onions).
 
Official information on this scheme couldn't be found online, but will be added once available.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

012 Vegetables
0703 Onions, shallots, garlic, leeks and other alliaceous vegetables, fresh or chilled.
070310 Onions and shallots
015 Edible roots & tubers with high starch or inulin content
0701 Potatoes, fresh or chilled.
070190 Other

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