Documents where comments are requested from the public

Comments on the documents below can be sent to vetexport@elsenburg.com

Documents where comments are requested
Document titleDocument number and versionDate by which comments are requested
Movement PolicySOP 17 ver 2.8 14 March 2018 
Info Sheet for exporting pet food to the EU 05 July 2017
Info sheet for exporting dairy to the EU 05 July 2017
HS code searchVer 1.1When needed

Western Cape Export Control Info sheets and Policies

Document titleDocument number and versionDate updated
Export certification policy/SOP SOP 2 ver 531 May 2018
Info Sheet for obtaining a ZA number SOP 16 ver 530 Mar 2016
Tariffs 2020 23 July 2020
Audit ProcedureSOP 12 ver 230 Oct 2014
Complaint resolution procedureSOP 13 ver 107 Mar 2014
SOP for inspecting, loading and offloading animal products for export or movementsver 124 Jul 2015
Standard relating to the layout, construction, operational procedures and food safety requirements at approved export meat processing facilities.PPN 01/20203 Mar 2020
Interim ZA audit response to COVID 19 outbreakVersion 21 Jul 2020

Veterinary Procedural Notices

The content on this page does not originate from the Western Cape. This page is an attempt to make the information available to our clients but all information should be confirmed with DAFF  or from DAFF-VPN’s

VPN Number and yearTitleDate added
VPN 00 2008Definitions29 Oct 2015
VPN 01 2007Procedures to register establishments as approved to export meat products29 Apr 2019
VPN 04 2 2012Standards for the registration of ostrich farm for export (Note: This VPN has got biosecurity manuals that need to be read with it)29 Oct 2015
VPN 05 2017Standard for the registration of a game farm for export31 Jan 2017
VPN 07 2007Standard for the registration or re-registration of crocodile farm for export status29 Oct 2015
VPN 08 2017Standard for Game harvesters31 Jan 2017
VPN 09 2017Meat inspection for game31 Jan 2017
VPN 10 2007Standard for post-mortem meat inspection and hygiene control at game meat establishment29 Apr 2019
VPN 13 2007Standard for antemortem  post-mortem meat inspection  hygiene control at ostrich meat establishment29 Apr 2019
VPN 14 2007Standard for antemortem and post-mortem meat inspection and hygiene control at crocodile meat establishment29 Oct 2015
VPN 15 2012standard for microbiological monitoring of meat, process control, cleaning and Trichinella controls29 Oct 2015
VPN 16 2015Microbiological requirements for water29 Oct 2015
VPN 17 2 2007Principles of Certification29 Oct 2015
VPN 18 2007Law enforcement at export establishments29 Apr 2019
VPN 19 2011National Residue Monitoring Program29 Oct 2015
VPN 20 2010Approval of dairy export establishments29 Oct 2015
VPN 21 2002Registration of private quarantine station for birds for import 
VPN 22 2002Registration of private import quarantine station for reptiles 
VPN 23 2002Registration of Veterinary approved Tannery29 Oct 2015
VPN 24 2009Registration of A Veterinary Approved Taxidermy29 Oct 2015
VPN 25 2007Export of raw hides and skins from South Africa29 Oct 2015
VPN 31 2009 -01Registration of feed mills as a source of feed to farms approved for export to the European Union29 Oct 2015
VPN 31 2009 Semen and embryos centres 2009Standard for the registration and maintenance of quarantine facilities for collection of bovine/ovine semen and embryos for export.29 Oct 2015
VPN 33 2010Control measures to be taken when the European Union approved meat is imported into South Africa with a view to process and export it to the European Union market29 Oct 2015
VPN 38 2011Standard for the registration of a veterinary-approved cold storage facility for imports and/or exports29 Oct 2015
VPN 39 2011Procedures for the importation, movement and processing of uncooked pork and uncooked pork products from countries that are not free from Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS), including the requirements for state veterinary-approved pork processing and packing facilities29 Oct 2015
VPN 39 2011-01Standard for the registration of an approved pig compartment29 Oct 2015
VPN 41 1 2012Standards for the registration of a veterinary approved farm feed/mixing establishment for export29 Oct 2015
VPN 42 1 of 2013Procedures for the importation, movement and processing of uncooked pork and uncooked pork products from countries that are not free from Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS), including the requirements for state veterinary-approved pork processing and packing facilities.27 Nov 2018
VPN 43 1 2012Standards for the registration of a veterinary-approved pet food / Sterilising establishment for export 
VPN 44 2012-01Standards for the inspection of poultry farms for export29 Oct 2015
VPN 47 2014-01Standard for the registration of a vector protected quarantine facility for export29 Oct 2015
VPN FMD 2014Veterinary procedural notice for Foot and Mouth Disease control in South Africa29 Oct 2015
VPN55 2018 01 Standards for the implementation of animal welfare practices for ostriches to be transported to and slaughtered  at EU and USA approved export abattoirsJan 2018
 GUIDELINES FOR THE SAMPLING, TRANSPORTATION AND HANDLING OF SAMPLES FOR MICROBIOLOGICAL MONITORING OF MEAT.Sept 2021