ANNOUNCEMENT 16 Sep 2013

In September 2013, the government of Namibia announced an altered import quota.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



Government Notice no. 245 of 28 August 2013, published in the Government Gazette of the Republic of Namibia no. 5285 of 16 September 2013, p. 2: http://bit.ly/1KfLxYf

Melba Chipepo, 9 August 2013, 'MTI imposes restrictions on dairy imports into Namibia', The Namibia Economist: http://www.economist.com.na/2011-12-07-11-05-31/agriculture/3749-mti-imposes-restrictions-on-dairy-imports-into-namibia

Chamwe Kaira, 7 August 2013, 'Milk imports to be restricted', The Namibian: http://www.namibian.com.na/indexx.php?archive_id=112667&page_type=archive_story_detail&page=1

Werner Menges, 18 August 2014, 'Court lifts dairy import restrictions', The Namibian: http://www.namibian.com.na/indexx.php?archive_id=126976&page_type=archive_story_detail&page=1


Inception date: 16 Sep 2013 | Removal date: 16 Aug 2014
Still in force

Import quota

On 16 September 2013, the Ministry of Trade and Industry introduced import quotas on dairy, i.e., fresh, Extended Shelf Life (ESL, Ultra High Temperature (UHT) milk, buttermilk, curd, cream, cultured milk products, yoghurt and other fermented milk through an import permit system.
 
The measure was taken in response to a complaint by the Dairy Producers Association (DPA) of Namibia about import surges from South Africa.
 
On 18 August 2014, the High Court of Namibia lifted the restrictions.

AFFECTED SECTORS