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Feeds, supplementry feeds

Ecotao can import feeds, but it is the responsibility of the customer/purchaser to ensure they have the correct import permits

Regulations for imported animal products

Rules for importation

Each consignment of animal and/or animal products for importation into South  Africa must be accompanied by:

An original veterinary import permit, issued by the National Directorate Veterinary  Services

An original health certificate, duly completed in English and in accordance with the  requirements of the import permit, and signed (in blue ink) by the competent  veterinary authority of the exporting country.

Illegal importation

Any consignment of animals and/or animal products imported into South Africa without  an original veterinary import permit can be regarded as an illegal importation.

NB: The veterinary import permit must be issued before the consignment leaves  the exporting country.

Consequences of illegal importation

Various measures can be taken against illegal imports, depending on the type of  import, including:

refusal of entry and detaining of the illegal consignment

an order will be served on the importer to remove the consignment from South Africa  or the consignment will be destroyed

prosecution of the importer can be instituted.

The Act makes provision for the following:


- first conviction: a fine of up to R4 000 or imprisonment for a period of up to 2  years, or both

- second conviction: a fine of up to R8 000 or imprisonment for a period of up to 4 years, or both

- third or subsequent conviction: imprisonment without the option of a fine

- if it can be proven that the importation constituted an animal disease risk, the  Act makes provision for (first offence) imprisonment for a period of up to 7 years.



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We deliver throughout South Africa and neighboring countries.

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