What’s happening on the export protocol front?
“I’m shooting at trying to get this all sorted out by June,” says SAEHP MD Adrian Todd in a chat with James Goodman on the Winning Ways show.
Overall, the SAEHP is responsible for the establishment of long-term sustainable equine exports and internal movement control.
Listen to what James Goodman calls the most important interview of the year-
“We want to unlock the R1-billion per annum equine export industry,” SAEHP director Adrian Todd said previously, when highlighting the primary goals of SAEHP, listing:
-Successful negotiation of direct exports based on lockdown quarantine to non-EU countries, as proven possible in the risk assessment study conducted by AUSVET.
-Facilitating and coordinating the actions needed to address the shortcomings of the 2013 EU Audit, which found that South Africa was not able to ensure the absence of African Horse Sickness (AHS) in the controlled zone.
-Developing the newly formed private partnership relationship with the South African Government, a vital part of success in the protocols initiative.
-Coordinating and facilitating a united focus and drive towards these goals with one national strategy and voice.