Complaint

Complaint number
NTB-001-001  
NTB Type
1.14. Lack of coordination between government institutions  
Complaint
1. GMO thresholds - Namibia is 1% and South Africa is 5%

2. The above then has implications on what should be labeled.

3. The prescribed GMO wording is also different

4. Namibia also requests additional information from the rights owner (GMO Tech developers), which users do not have in South Africa.

All of this adds up to South African manufacturers/exporters being unable to meet the application requirements, thereby not obtaining the required import permits.

CGCSA members revised applications 3 times, but were still unable to complete the applications to the specifications expected.
 
Progress update note
 
Policy or regulatory NTB
No 
Location
Namibia: NRST Head Office / Innovation Hub Cnr, Louis Raymond & Grant Webster Street Private Bag 13253 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 431 7000/99 Fax: + 264 61 216 531/+ 264 61 235 758 Email: info@ncrst.na (Government institution)  
Reporting Country or Region
South Africa  
Country specific trade issue
No  
Date of incident
2021-01-19  
Status
New  
Product Description
Foodstuffs  
Total value
0  
Date reported
2021-01-20 13:59  
Modified
2021-01-20 13:59