Food Import Export Standards


Biosecurity Promotion and Awareness



Plant/ Phytosanitary information


Agricultural Pests Act, 1983 (Act No. 36 of 1983)

Government Notices R.1013 of 26 May 1989

Regulation R. 111 of 27 January 1984

Import and export guidelines

1. Import

Import Procedure

Plant Health Tariffs with effect from 01 April 2022


2. Import protocols

Facilities To Import Apples Pears From China

Protocol for the importation of Stone fruit from Spain to South Africa

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Special export protocols/programmes/directives

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The NPPO (National Plant Protection Organisation) of South Africa establishes export programmes in cooperation with the NPPOs of importing countries. Currently, the following protocols are available for exports:

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