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IMPLEMENTATION OF BIOSECURITY RULES FOR LIVESTOCK AGENTS

On 13 November 2020, the Biosecurity Rules for Livestock Agents were published in Government Gazette 43900, Board Notice 135 of 2020. These rules are primarily to
ensure that the South African Livestock and Game industries comply with the World Animal Health Organisation (OIE) terrestrial code to enhance international trade.
Secondarily, the rules are to regulate the livestock agent’s industry with specific reference to required precautions that must be taken at auctions (as a second level of
detection for animal diseases) to reduce the risk of spreading controlled, notifiable, and other animal diseases. For easy reference, a copy of the rules can be obtained
from the Agricultural Produce Agents Council (APAC) website at www.apacouncil.org.za.

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REGISTRATION OF BRANDMARKS INTERIM ARRANGEMENTS

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