The second term of statutory measures relating to macadamia nuts (Government Gazette 41970) will come into effect on 15 November 2018. It requires that all Growers, Nurseries, Processors, Consolidators of nut in shell, Exporters and Importers register with SAMAC. This registration is for the purpose of gathering good industry information which will benefit the industry e.g. crop estimates and tree census information. It will also form part of the process of collecting the statutory levy of 50 c/kg nut in shell (1.5% kernel moisture). The statutory measures require handlers (processors and consolidators of nut in shell) and importers of inshell macadamias to deduct and pay over the levy on behalf of all growers. Please note that the levy of 50 c excludes VAT, and that VAT must be charged on levies. SAMAC members are not required to register, as we already have their details on our database, although sending of additional documentation in the case of companies and trusts may be applicable.
For the convenience of non-SAMAC members, we have created an online registration form. Please click here to register online. If you would rather prefer to fill in this form on paper and send it through to SAMAC – click here to download a PDF version of the document. Instructions to submit the form are indicated on the last page of the document.