ANNOUNCEMENT 05 Apr 2013In April 2013, the government of Namibia announced an altered import quota.
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The Poultry Site, May 9, 2013, 'Namibia Introduces Poultry Meat Import Quota': http://www.thepoultrysite.com/poultrynews/28903/nambia-introduces-poultry-meat-import-quota
allAfrica.com, May 10, 2013, 'Namibia: Poultry Restrictions Go Into Effect': http://allafrica.com/stories/201305100958.html
Ministry of Trade and Industry, Annual Report 2014, p. 33 : http://www.mti.gov.na/downloads/MTI%20Annual%20Report_Dft%205.pdf
Government Notice no. 81, Official Gazette of the Republic of Namibia no. 5167 of 5 April 2013, p. 1: http://bit.ly/1TRe0Ij
On April 5, 2013, Namibia's Ministry for Trade and Industry gazetted Notice no. 81/2013 introducing a Poultry Marketing Scheme. The most salient part of this scheme is the introduction of import quota for poultry.
As of May 6, 2013, the Notice takes effect. Importers will need ministerial permission to import poultry products. Such permissions will be issued only until the monthly quota of 600 tonnes has been reached. Imports of poultry products that are also produced in Namibia will be banned altogether. Previously, all imports of chicken products were free of quota.onthlyimport quota of 600 tonnes.
On 29 November 2013, the ceiling of the quota was increased. Please, see measure nr. 5898 under Related Measures.