ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Mar 2012In March 2012, the government of Namibia announced an altered import quota.
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Namibia Economist, November 16, 2012: http://www.economist.com.na/2011-12-07-11-05-31/agriculture/2186-potato-and-onion-scheme-to-benefit-local-producers
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.