International trade is at the heart of SA’s agricultural success. For this reason any disruptive legislative and logistical constraints to exports constrain the sector’s growth and are cause for concern. Equally, the differences in the interpretation of export-related legislation by industry leaders versus regulators could have adverse effects on the sector or dent sentiment.

It is therefore critical that the meaning and intent of regulation and policy be clearly articulated and communicated in a way that is commonly understood...

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