By JAMES KUNDA –
ZAMBIA has been granted a permit to export pure honey to South Africa after meeting the import requirements for the commodity.
South Africa’s department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries said the country was now free to export pure honey to that country after confirming compliance to the requirements.
International plant health standards manager under the department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries of South Africa Kgabo Matlala said the issuance of import permits for pure honey from Zambia had commenced.
“The National Plant Protection Organisation of South Africa (NPPOZA) hereby wishes to confirm that after confirmed compliance to the sanitary import requirements for South Africa with regard to the
importation of pure honey, a market access for pure honey from Zambia into South Africa has been granted,” Mr Matlala said in a letter addressed to the Zambia Agricultural Research Institute.
This is according to a statement issued yesterday by Zambia’s High Commission to South Africa Press secretary Nicky Shabolyo.
Mr Matlala said in his country’s continued efforts to facilitate safe trade within the region, South Africa looked forward to future collaboration between the two national plant protection organisations.