The following notification is being circulated in accordance with Article 10.6.
1. Notifying Member: SOUTH AFRICA
If applicable, name of local government involved (Articles 3.2 and 7.2):
2. Agency responsible: Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
Name and address (including telephone and fax numbers, email and website addresses, if available) of agency or authority designated to handle comments regarding the notification shall be indicated if different from above:
Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
Directorate: Food Safety and Quality Assurance
Private Bag X343
Att: Mr. Simphiwe Mathenjwa
Tel: +27 12 319-6388
Fax: +27 12 319-6265
3. Notified under Article 2.9.2 [X], 2.10.1 [ ], 5.6.2 [ ], 5.7.1 [ ], other:
4. Products covered (HS or CCCN where applicable, otherwise national tariff heading. ICS numbers may be provided in addition, where applicable):
Table olives; FOOD TECHNOLOGY (ICS 67)
5. Title, number of pages and language(s) of the notified document:
Regulations relating to the grading, packing, and marking of table olives intended for sale in the Republic of South Africa (16 page(s), in English)
6. Description of content:
The proposed regulations set minimum standards for the grading of table olives and prescribe the labelling of such products when presented for sale as well as the control system to ensure compliance to the standards. Food safety issues are excluded from the proposed regulations.
The proposed regulations also provide for the protection of the Geographical Indication table olives forming part of the Economic Partnership Agreement signed between the RSA
and the EU. G/TBT/N/ZAF/192/Add.1/Rev.1
7. Objective and rationale, including the nature of urgent problems where applicable:
The proposed regulations also provide for the protection of the Geographical Indication table olives forming part of the Economic Partnership Agreement signed between the RSA and the EU.; Consumer information, labelling; Prevention of deceptive practices and consumer protection; Protection of human health or safety; Protection of animal or plant life or health; Protection of the environment; Reducing trade barriers and facilitating trade.
8. Relevant documents:
Draft Regulations Relating to the Grading, Packing and Marking of Table olives Products Intended for Sale in the Republic of South Africa.
9. Proposed date of adoption:
To be determined at a later stage.
Proposed date of entry into force: To be determined at a later stage.
10. Final date for comments:
60 days from notification
11. Texts available from:
National enquiry point [X] or address, telephone or fax numbers and email and website addresses, if available, of other body:
South African Bureau of Standards (SABS)
Economic Impact & IP
Contact: Ms. Dineo Hexana
1 Dr Lategan Road, Groenkloof, Pretoria
Private Bag X191
+(27) 12 428 6229