Complaint

Complaint number
NTB-000-097  
NTB Type
1.2. Government monopoly in export/import  
Complaint
Botswana has a single channel marketing for meat.  
Status note
Botswana reported that the BMC Act is under review by Ministry of Agriculture to allow entry of other players.  
Progress update note
1. At the 15th meeting of the SADC Sub Committee on Trade Facilitation held on 17-18 May 2017, Botswana reported that a Feasibility Study on Liberalisation of Beef Export Market has commenced. An Inception Report has already been produced and presented to the Reference Team. The final report will be produced in six (6) month from March 2017.

2. On 13 March 2020, Bptswana Focal Point reported that the Botswana Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security was in the process of establishing a meat regulator that will oversee import and export of meat products including beef. A regulation was issued late 2019 repealing the clause on the Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) Act that gave BMC the mandate as the sole exporter of cattle and its edible products, and instead mandated the Minister of Agricultural Development and Food Security to consider applications for any person wishing to export beef and its products.  
Policy or regulatory NTB
Yes 
Location
Botswana: Ministry of Trade (Government institution)  
Reporting Country or Region
South Africa  
Country specific trade issue
No  
Date of incident
2009-07-26  
Status
Resolved  
Date of resolution
2020-03-13  
Product Description
Meat  
Total value
0  
Date reported
2009-07-26 00:00  
Modified
2020-03-16 14:27