Comment: Agricultural Produce Marketing Agencies Draft Bill

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Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries published the draft Agricultural Produce Marketing Agencies Bill 2013 for public comment.

The purpose of the Bill is to:
▪ Provide for the continued existence and name change of Agricultural Produce Agents Council to Agricultural Produce Marketing Agency;
▪ Provide for the continued existence and name change of the Fresh Produce Agents Fidelity Fund to Agricultural Produce Marketing Agency Fidelity Fund;
▪ Provide for the constitution of the Board of the Agricultural Produce Marketing Agency;
▪ Provide for broad objects and functions of the Agricultural Produce Marketing Agency;
▪ Make certain provisions applicable to all or certain categories of agricultural produce agents, auctioneer, brokers and wholesalers;
▪ Provide for the regulation of fresh produce markets;
▪ Provide for compulsory training, registration and accreditation of all agricultural produce agents, auctioneers, brokers, wholesalers, sales persons and booking clerks;
▪ Repeal the Agricultural Produce Agents Act, 1992.


Interested persons and the public are invited to submit comments on the Bill.

Comments can be emailed to Mr H.M Mamabolo at MogalaM@daff.gov.za or PA.DM@daff.gov.za by no later than Monday, 27 May 2013

Enquiries can be directed to Mr. H.M Mamabolo on tel (012) 319 8455 or (012) 319 8456